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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WLL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WLL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.47
WLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. WLL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.47
0.32
0.59
Interest Coverage 1.25
WLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.44 vs. WLL: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WLL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 6.30 Max: 13.07
Current: 1.25
1.25
13.07
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.58
M-Score: -1.51
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 (%) -21.05
WLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.12 vs. WLL: -21.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.63  Med: 33.45 Max: 47.66
Current: -21.05
-16.63
47.66
Net-margin (%) -17.16
WLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.56 vs. WLL: -17.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.91  Med: 20.23 Max: 30.36
Current: -17.16
-10.91
30.36
ROE (%) -8.20
WLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.24 vs. WLL: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.75  Med: 12.07 Max: 45.4
Current: -8.2
-5.75
45.4
ROA (%) -3.66
WLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.14 vs. WLL: -3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.65  Med: 6.36 Max: 14.3
Current: -3.66
-2.65
14.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.89
WLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.07 vs. WLL: -3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.61  Med: 11.89 Max: 17.95
Current: -3.89
-2.61
17.95
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
WLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. WLL: 16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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 higher than
52% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. WLL: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
87% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. WLL: -49.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -91.9  Med: 9.05 Max: 53.2
Current: -49.6
-91.9
53.2
» WLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

WLL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mariko Gordon 5,382 sh (New)
Jim Simons 209,900 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)
Richard Snow 20,100 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 6,706 sh (New)
Paul Singer 180,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 184,600 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%)
Paul Singer 180,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,294,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,500 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Scott Black 104,885 sh (-7.82%)
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Q1 2015

WLL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Pioneer Investments 276,877 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 25,117 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 25,117 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 315,400 sh (New)
Paul Singer 906,000 sh (+403.33%)
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)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black 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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2015

WLL Guru Trades in 2015

Andreas Halvorsen 10,260,287 sh (New)
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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 63.29
WLL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 25.06 vs. WLL: 63.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.59
WLL's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. WLL: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WLL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.43
Current: 0.59
0.51
3.43
P/S 1.15
WLL's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. WLL: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 2.58 Max: 5.34
Current: 1.15
0.77
5.34
POCF 1.91
WLL's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WLL: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.27  Med: 4.54 Max: 8.95
Current: 1.91
1.27
8.95
EV-to-EBIT -21.52
WLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
274% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.87 vs. WLL: -21.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WLL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -103  Med: 10.80 Max: 130.2
Current: -21.52
-103
130.2
Shiller P/E 8.87
WLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. WLL: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WLL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.69  Med: 21.85 Max: 43.68
Current: 8.87
5.69
43.68
Current Ratio 0.74
WLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. WLL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.74
0.45
2.77
Quick Ratio 0.74
WLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WLL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.74
0.45
2.77
Days Sales Outstanding 63.11
WLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. WLL: 63.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.69  Med: 50.44 Max: 82.45
Current: 63.11
36.69
82.45

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.67
WLL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. WLL: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.39
Current: 0.67
0.65
3.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.41
WLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
165% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WLL: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.05
Current: 0.41
0.39
2.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -4.67
WLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. WLL: -4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 8.70 Max: 18.4
Current: -4.67
0.8
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -33.73
WLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.45 vs. WLL: -33.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -43  Med: -3.40 Max: 27.2
Current: -33.73
-43
27.2

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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