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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WLL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. WLL: 0.01 )
WLL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset 0.41
WLL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. WLL: 0.41 )
WLL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.41

0.27
0.56
Interest Coverage 1.25
WLL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. WLL: 1.25 )
WLL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 13.07
Current: 1.25

1.25
13.07
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.96
M-Score: -1.54
WACC vs ROIC
11.30%
0.74%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.55
WLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. WLL: 4.55 )
WLL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.63   Max: 47.66
Current: 4.55

-16.63
47.66
Net-margin (%) 2.10
WLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. WLL: 2.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.91   Max: 30.36
Current: 2.1

-10.91
30.36
ROE (%) 1.49
WLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.85 vs. WLL: 1.49 )
WLL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.24   Max: 45.4
Current: 1.49

-5.24
45.4
ROA (%) 0.64
WLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.94 vs. WLL: 0.64 )
WLL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.65   Max: 14.3
Current: 0.64

-2.65
14.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.55
WLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. WLL: 1.55 )
WLL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.32   Max: 17.8
Current: 1.55

-4.32
17.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
WLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. WLL: 16.30 )
WLL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -94.7   Max: 30.8
Current: 16.3

-94.7
30.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
WLL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. WLL: 1.20 )
WLL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -94.5   Max: 59.2
Current: 1.2

-94.5
59.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.60
WLL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WLL: -49.60 )
WLL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -91.9   Max: 53.2
Current: -49.6

-91.9
53.2
» WLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

WLL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 55,110 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,588,449 sh (+23.1%)
Diamond Hill Capital 623,773 sh (+6.12%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,610 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Scott Black 187,785 sh (-1.11%)
John Paulson 9,447,200 sh (-8.7%)
Jim Simons 324,700 sh (-16.85%)
Pioneer Investments 384,833 sh (-19.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,466 sh (-37.54%)
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Q2 2014

WLL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 80,900 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 13,727 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,619 sh (+33.27%)
Diamond Hill Capital 658,475 sh (+5.56%)
Steven Cohen 20,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,921,030 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 9,447,200 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 332,109 sh (-13.7%)
Scott Black 132,093 sh (-29.66%)
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Q3 2014

WLL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 209,900 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 5,382 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 382,236 sh (+2684.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,931 sh (+223.25%)
Diamond Hill Capital 694,247 sh (+5.43%)
Pioneer Investments 86,822 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Paulson 9,345,336 sh (-1.08%)
Scott Black 113,783 sh (-13.86%)
Steven Cohen 435,800 sh (-85.08%)
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Q4 2014

WLL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ron Baron 12,858 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 184,600 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 6,706 sh (New)
Paul Singer 180,000 sh (New)
Richard Snow 20,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,323,067 sh (+1006.75%)
Steven Cohen 1,556,900 sh (+257.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,197 sh (+149.13%)
John Paulson 13,451,497 sh (+43.94%)
Diamond Hill Capital 783,601 sh (+12.87%)
Steven Cohen 1,294,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 180,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Scott Black 104,885 sh (-7.82%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WLL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Paulson 2014-12-31 Add 43.94%0.7%$25.04 - $74.1 $ 31.54-38%13451497
T Boone Pickens 2014-12-31 New Buy0.43%$25.04 - $74.1 $ 31.54-38%6706
Mario Gabelli 2014-12-31 New Buy0.03%$25.04 - $74.1 $ 31.54-38%184600
Mariko Gordon 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$25.04 - $74.1 $ 31.54-38%0
Richard Snow 2014-12-31 New Buy0.02%$25.04 - $74.1 $ 31.54-38%20100
Ron Baron 2014-12-31 New Buy$25.04 - $74.1 $ 31.54-38%12858
Scott Black 2014-09-30 Reduce -13.86%0.21%$77.02 - $92.66 $ 31.54-63%113783
Mariko Gordon 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$77.02 - $92.66 $ 31.54-63%5382
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -29.66%0.42%$69.31 - $81.67 $ 31.54-57%132093
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$69.31 - $81.67 $ 31.54-57%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $69.31 - $81.67 $ 31.54-57%0
T Boone Pickens 2014-03-31 Sold Out 3%$56.03 - $71.27 $ 31.54-50%0
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.7%0.28%$56.03 - $71.27 $ 31.54-50%9447200
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$56.03 - $71.27 $ 31.54-50%55110
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Preferred stocks of Whiting Petroleum Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WLLPRA66.600.76Whiting Petroleum Corporation,6.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 39.40
WLL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 39.40 )
WLL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.92   Max: 49.9
Current: 39.4

3.92
49.9
Forward P/E 41.15
WLL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 41.15 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 48.80
WLL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 48.80 )
WLL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.94   Max: 50.09
Current: 48.8

3.94
50.09
P/B 0.90
WLL's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WLL: 0.90 )
WLL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.43
Current: 0.9

0.51
3.43
P/S 1.30
WLL's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. WLL: 1.30 )
WLL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 5.34
Current: 1.3

0.77
5.34
POCF 2.64
WLL's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. WLL: 2.64 )
WLL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 8.59
Current: 2.64

1.27
8.59
EV-to-EBIT 86.05
WLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 127.93 vs. WLL: 86.05 )
WLL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -103   Max: 130.2
Current: 86.05

-103
130.2
PEG 1.92
WLL's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 1.92 )
WLL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 13.99
Current: 1.92

0.11
13.99
Shiller P/E 14.50
WLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 14.50 )
WLL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 43.68
Current: 14.5

5.69
43.68
Current Ratio 0.70
WLL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WLL: 0.70 )
WLL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.77
Current: 0.7

0.51
2.77
Quick Ratio 0.70
WLL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. WLL: 0.70 )
WLL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.77
Current: 0.7

0.51
2.77
Days Sales Outstanding 64.26
WLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 59.52 vs. WLL: 64.26 )
WLL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.69   Max: 82.45
Current: 64.26

36.69
82.45

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.10
WLL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WLL: 1.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.1

0.65
3.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
WLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WLL: 0.50 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.5

0.45
1.71
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
WLL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 2.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.19
Current: 2.1

0.23
2.19
Price/Graham Number 2.00
WLL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WLL: 2.00 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.08
Current: 2

0.44
2.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.50
WLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WLL: 1.50 )
WLL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 18.4
Current: 1.5

0.8
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.27
WLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. WLL: 4.27 )
WLL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -43   Max: 27.2
Current: 4.27

-43
27.2

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Whiting Petroleum Corp was incorporated in July 2003. The Company is an independent oil and gas company engaged in exploration, development, acquisition, exploration and production activities mainly in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. It is focused mainly on organic drilling activity both on grassroots oil plays and on the development of previously acquired properties, and specifically on projects that it believes provide the opportunity for repeatable success and meaningful production growth. The Company mainly sells its oil and gas production to end users, marketers and other purchasers that have access to nearby pipeline facilities. The Company operates in a competitive environment for acquiring properties, marketing oil and natural gas and securing trained personnel. FERC regulates the transportation, and to a lesser extent, the sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce pursuant to the Natural Gas Act of 1938 and the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 and regulations issued under those Acts. The Company's oil and natural gas exploration, development and production operations are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to environmental protection.
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