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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 : 4/10

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Equity to Asset 0.46
WLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WLL: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.46
0.32
0.59
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.07
M-Score: -3.61
WACC vs ROIC
14.28%
-11.02%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -73.56
WLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -62.85 vs. WLL: -73.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -96.8  Med: 27.95 Max: 43.01
Current: -73.56
-96.8
43.01
Net-margin (%) -106.77
WLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -72.73 vs. WLL: -106.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.21  Med: 17.51 Max: 25.88
Current: -106.77
-108.21
25.88
ROE (%) -26.87
WLL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -18.49 vs. WLL: -26.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WLL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.49  Med: 10.71 Max: 17.67
Current: -26.87
-42.49
17.67
ROA (%) -11.47
WLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.43 vs. WLL: -11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.49  Med: 5.47 Max: 9.2
Current: -11.47
-17.49
9.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.62
WLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.87 vs. WLL: -7.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.23  Med: 11.33 Max: 16.87
Current: -7.62
-23.23
16.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -16.90
WLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.50 vs. WLL: -16.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.7  Med: 16.3 Max: 30.8
Current: -16.9
-94.7
30.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

WLL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 52,002 sh (New)
Jana Partners 246,634 sh (New)
Michael Price 40,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 876,062 sh (+249.22%)
Mario Gabelli 200,451 sh (+5.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 445,960 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 882,100 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
John Paulson 3,186,900 sh (-66.80%)
Steven Cohen 28,400 sh (-94.49%)
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Q1 2016

WLL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 464,300 sh (+1534.86%)
Jim Simons 1,893,076 sh (+116.09%)
Mario Gabelli 215,450 sh (+7.48%)
Michael Price 40,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
John Paulson 3,167,200 sh (-0.62%)
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Q2 2016

WLL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 197,900 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,260,300 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 8,200,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,765 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 193,450 sh (-10.21%)
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Q3 2016

WLL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 1,438,439 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 666,362 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,959,384 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 6,093,714 sh (New)
John Griffin 1,652,593 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 13,826,934 sh (+511.73%)
Mario Gabelli 207,500 sh (+7.26%)
Caxton Associates 200,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 27,800 sh (-85.95%)
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
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Traded in other countries:WHT.Germany,
Whiting Petroleum Corp is an independent oil and gas company engaged in exploration, development, acquisition and production activities mainly in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States.

Whiting Petroleum Corp was incorporated in the state of Delaware 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.

Ratios

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P/B 0.76
WLL's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WLL: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WLL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.76
0.17
3.45
P/S 2.20
WLL's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. WLL: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.45 Max: 5.21
Current: 2.2
0.36
5.21
POCF 5.45
WLL's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. WLL: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WLL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 4.19 Max: 8.53
Current: 5.45
0.72
8.53
EV-to-EBITDA 17.44
WLL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.01 vs. WLL: 17.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.6  Med: 6 Max: 18
Current: 17.44
-5.6
18
Shiller P/E 40.61
WLL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. WLL: 40.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WLL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.04  Med: 21.17 Max: 42.23
Current: 40.61
4.04
42.23
Current Ratio 0.72
WLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. WLL: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.71 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.72
0.45
2.77
Quick Ratio 0.72
WLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WLL: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.71 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.72
0.45
2.77
Days Sales Outstanding 66.69
WLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
69% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 49.11 vs. WLL: 66.69 )
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: 66.69
Current: 66.69
36.69
66.69
Days Payable 27.75
WLL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 71.01 vs. WLL: 27.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.95  Med: 36.73 Max: 87.49
Current: 27.75
16.95
87.49

Buy Back

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Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.40
WLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
93% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. WLL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WLL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.4
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -20.20
WLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.90 vs. WLL: -20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WLL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3227.4  Med: -11.5 Max: 0
Current: -20.2
-3227.4
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.76
WLL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. WLL: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WLL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.41
Current: 0.76
0.37
3.41
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
WLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WLL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.9
0.36
2.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -10.80
WLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.00 vs. WLL: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.8  Med: 9.3 Max: 22.3
Current: -10.8
-10.8
22.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -51.69
WLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -15.83 vs. WLL: -51.69 )
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: -84.4  Med: -3.3 Max: 26.5
Current: -51.69
-84.4
26.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,184
EPS (TTM) $ -4.98
Beta3.78
Short Percentage of Float19.18%
52-Week Range $3.35 - 14.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)284.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,334 1,781 2,136
EPS ($) -1.92 -0.73 -0.39
EPS w/o NRI ($) -1.92 -0.73 -0.39
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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