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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
WLL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. WLL: 0.15 )
WLL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.44
WLL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. WLL: 0.44 )
WLL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.44

0.32
0.59
Interest Coverage 6.11
WLL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. WLL: 6.11 )
WLL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 13.07
Current: 6.11

2.29
13.07
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.13
M-Score: -3.06
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.40
WLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. WLL: 24.40 )
WLL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.63   Max: 47.66
Current: 24.4

-16.63
47.66
Net-margin (%) 12.94
WLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. WLL: 12.94 )
WLL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.91   Max: 30.36
Current: 12.94

-10.91
30.36
ROE (%) 9.56
WLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.06 vs. WLL: 9.56 )
WLL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.71   Max: 48.14
Current: 9.56

-4.71
48.14
ROA (%) 4.14
WLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.04 vs. WLL: 4.14 )
WLL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.65   Max: 13.14
Current: 4.14

-2.65
13.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.09
WLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.16 vs. WLL: 9.09 )
WLL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.29   Max: 14.49
Current: 9.09

-4.29
14.49
Revenue Growth (%) 18.90
WLL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. WLL: 18.90 )
WLL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -94.7   Max: 30.8
Current: 18.9

-94.7
30.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.60
WLL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WLL: 12.60 )
WLL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -94.5   Max: 59.2
Current: 12.6

-94.5
59.2
EPS Growth (%) 6.50
WLL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. WLL: 6.50 )
WLL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -91.9   Max: 53.2
Current: 6.5

-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

Q2 2013

WLL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

T Boone Pickens 149,440 sh (New)
George Soros 59,359 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 11,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,070,232 sh (+15557.5%)
Pioneer Investments 888,970 sh (+55.69%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,500 sh (+30.95%)
Scott Black 220,328 sh (+29.52%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 488,243 sh (-2.67%)
Jim Simons 149,000 sh (-68.08%)
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Q3 2013

WLL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,030 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 796,300 sh (New)
George Soros 85,000 sh (+43.2%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,200 sh (+30.91%)
Steven Cohen 2,300,577 sh (+11.13%)
Diamond Hill Capital 492,404 sh (+0.85%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Scott Black 204,503 sh (-7.18%)
Pioneer Investments 604,970 sh (-31.95%)
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Q4 2013

WLL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 390,500 sh (New)
John Paulson 10,347,100 sh (+1199.4%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,610 sh (+77.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,200 sh (+27.78%)
Diamond Hill Capital 587,794 sh (+19.37%)
George Soros Sold Out
Scott Black 189,886 sh (-7.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,549 sh (-7.52%)
Steven Cohen 2,102,794 sh (-8.6%)
Pioneer Investments 479,149 sh (-20.8%)
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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
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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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 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.7%0.28%$56.03 - $71.27 $ 88.4940%9447200
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$56.03 - $71.27 $ 88.4940%55110
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Add 1199.4%2.95%$57.94 - $69.75 $ 88.4940%10347100
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$57.94 - $69.75 $ 88.4940%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 77.83%$57.94 - $69.75 $ 88.4940%3610
John Paulson 2013-09-30 New Buy0.31%$47.78 - $59.98 $ 88.4972%796300
George Soros 2013-09-30 Add 43.2%0.02%$47.78 - $59.98 $ 88.4972%85000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $47.78 - $59.98 $ 88.4972%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy$47.78 - $59.98 $ 88.4972%2030
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 29.52%0.27%$42.48 - $50.31 $ 88.4990%220328
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$42.48 - $50.31 $ 88.4990%0
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$42.48 - $50.31 $ 88.4990%59359
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$42.48 - $50.31 $ 88.4990%11600
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Reduce -67.84%0.11%$43.37 - $51.94 $ 88.4982%183695
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 17.81%0.17%$36.03 - $56.83 $ 88.4988%170570
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$36.03 - $56.83 $ 88.4988%0
John Keeley 2012-03-31 New Buy0.01%$48.33 - $62.47 $ 88.4974%8000
Lee Ainslie 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.66%$30.66 - $50.39 $ 88.4998%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-09-30 Reduce -66.94%1.49%$35.41 - $62.56 $ 88.4978%1338324
Lee Ainslie 2011-06-30 Add 104.06%1.13%$52.69 - $74.5 $ 88.4938%4048653
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WLLPRA66.600.76Whiting Petroleum Corporation,6.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.10
WLL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 27.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.92   Max: 40.47
Current: 27.1

3.92
40.47
P/B 2.70
WLL's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. WLL: 2.70 )
WLL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.43
Current: 2.7

0.51
3.43
P/S 3.70
WLL's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. WLL: 3.70 )
WLL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 5.34
Current: 3.7

0.77
5.34
EV-to-EBIT 16.91
WLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1570.29 vs. WLL: 16.91 )
WLL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 130.2
Current: 16.91

5.4
130.2
PEG 0.70
WLL's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 0.70 )
WLL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 13.63
Current: 0.7

0.14
13.63
Shiller P/E 34.10
WLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 34.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 43.68
Current: 34.1

5.69
43.68
Current Ratio 1.13
WLL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WLL: 1.13 )
WLL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.77
Current: 1.13

0.45
2.77
Quick Ratio 1.13
WLL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WLL: 1.13 )
WLL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.77
Current: 1.13

0.45
2.77

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
WLL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. WLL: 2.70 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.39
Current: 2.7

0.65
3.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
WLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WLL: 1.40 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.4

0.38
2.04
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
WLL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 1.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 98.59
Current: 1.1

0.24
98.59
Price/Graham Number 1.80
WLL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WLL: 1.80 )
WLL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.8

0.44
3.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
WLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WLL: 6.10 )
WLL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 18.4
Current: 6.1

0.8
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.56
WLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.09 vs. WLL: 29.56 )
WLL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: 28.9
Current: 29.56

-28.1
28.9

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:WHT.Germany
Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1980. The Company is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in exploitation, acquisition, exploration and production activities mainly in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Michigan regions of the United States. During 2009, the Company acquired additional royalty and overriding royalty interests in the North Ward Estes field and various other fields in the Permian Basin in two separate transactions with private owners. The Company sells its oil and natural gas production to end users, marketers and other purchasers that have access to nearby pipeline facilities. 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 sale for resale of natural gas in interstate commerce 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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