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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WLL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. WLL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.42
WLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WLL: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.42
0.32
0.59
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.54
M-Score: -4.30
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -143.33
WLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -28.24 vs. WLL: -143.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.63  Med: 32.03 Max: 47.26
Current: -143.33
-16.63
47.26
Net-margin (%) -106.49
WLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -37.83 vs. WLL: -106.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.91  Med: 19.65 Max: 25.88
Current: -106.49
-10.91
25.88
ROE (%) -43.76
WLL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -15.65 vs. WLL: -43.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WLL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.75  Med: 12.07 Max: 17.67
Current: -43.76
-5.75
17.67
ROA (%) -19.34
WLL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.18 vs. WLL: -19.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.65  Med: 6.36 Max: 9.2
Current: -19.34
-2.65
9.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -26.98
WLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.14 vs. WLL: -26.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.61  Med: 12.77 Max: 16.87
Current: -26.98
-2.61
16.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
WLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. WLL: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.7  Med: 16.40 Max: 30.8
Current: 16.3
-94.7
30.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.20
WLL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. WLL: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.5  Med: 11.35 Max: 59.2
Current: 1.2
-94.5
59.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.60
WLL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. WLL: -49.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.9  Med: 9.10 Max: 53.2
Current: -49.6
-91.9
53.2
» WLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-25)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

WLL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Pioneer Investments 276,877 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 315,400 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 25,117 sh (New)
Paul Singer 906,000 sh (+403.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 121,298 sh (+226.10%)
Steven Cohen 4,320,716 sh (+177.52%)
Ron Baron 12,958 sh (+0.78%)
Richard Snow 20,100 sh (unchged)
Scott Black Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Paulson 12,448,500 sh (-7.46%)
Mario Gabelli 119,700 sh (-35.16%)
Diamond Hill Capital 417,285 sh (-46.75%)
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Q2 2015

WLL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 180,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 8,653,431 sh (New)
Jim Simons 33,362 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 552,958 sh (+2101.53%)
Pioneer Investments 311,636 sh (+12.55%)
Diamond Hill Capital 442,065 sh (+5.94%)
Ron Baron 13,058 sh (+0.77%)
Richard Snow 20,100 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 906,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Paulson 12,418,400 sh (-0.24%)
Mario Gabelli 109,700 sh (-8.35%)
Steven Cohen 1,246,300 sh (-71.16%)
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Q3 2015

WLL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

T Boone Pickens 105,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 250,862 sh (+651.94%)
Mario Gabelli 190,262 sh (+73.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (+66.67%)
Diamond Hill Capital 445,960 sh (+0.88%)
Richard Snow 20,100 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Kyle Bass Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Paul Singer 882,100 sh (-2.64%)
John Paulson 9,600,000 sh (-22.70%)
Steven Cohen 515,700 sh (-58.62%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,031,483 sh (-88.08%)
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Q4 2015

WLL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 876,062 sh (+249.22%)
Mario Gabelli 200,451 sh (+5.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 445,960 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
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Preferred stocks of Whiting Petroleum Corp

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

Top Ranked Articles about Whiting Petroleum Corp

Andreas Halvorsen Buys Whiting Petroleum Near 5-Year Low
Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)’s hedge fund Whiting Petroleum took a 5.02% stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), a company that has seen a number of guru buyers, on July 2, according to Real Time Picks. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 20.58
WLL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 20.37 vs. WLL: 20.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.19
WLL's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WLL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WLL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 1.60 Max: 3.43
Current: 0.19
0.19
3.43
P/S 0.34
WLL's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.52 Max: 5.34
Current: 0.34
0.33
5.34
POCF 0.56
WLL's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. WLL: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 4.34 Max: 8.59
Current: 0.56
0.56
8.59
Shiller P/E 4.14
WLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.98 vs. WLL: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WLL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.14  Med: 21.37 Max: 35.78
Current: 4.14
4.14
35.78
Current Ratio 0.73
WLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. WLL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.70 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.73
0.45
2.77
Quick Ratio 0.73
WLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WLL: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.70 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.73
0.45
2.77
Days Sales Outstanding 55.69
WLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.37 vs. WLL: 55.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.69  Med: 49.84 Max: 64.35
Current: 55.69
36.69
64.35
Days Payable 58.75
WLL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 97.04 vs. WLL: 58.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.65  Med: 36.36 Max: 87.49
Current: 58.75
13.65
87.49

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.19
WLL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. WLL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WLL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.39
Current: 0.19
0.64
3.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.13
WLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.13
0.39
2.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -50.43
WLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. WLL: -50.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.43  Med: 9.60 Max: 22.3
Current: -50.43
-50.43
22.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -97.87
WLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.58 vs. WLL: -97.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.2  Med: -2.80 Max: 26.7
Current: -97.87
-37.2
26.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2323
EPS $ -13.45
Beta2.03
Short Percentage of Float19.97%
52-Week Range $4.01 - 41.57
Shares Outstanding(Mil)204.14

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,173 1,827 1,994
EPS($) -1.45 -1.31 -0.32
EPS without NRI($) -1.45 -1.31 -0.32

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:WHT.Germany,
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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