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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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Cash to Debt 0.09
WPX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. WPX: 0.09 )
WPX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.09

0.02
0.35
Equity to Asset 0.49
WPX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. WPX: 0.49 )
WPX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.49

0.45
0.56
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -0.07
M-Score: -3.00
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -63.31
WPX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.01 vs. WPX: -63.31 )
WPX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -63.31   Max: 8.61
Current: -63.31

-63.31
8.61
Net-margin (%) -42.92
WPX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. WPX: -42.92 )
WPX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.92   Max: 3.69
Current: -42.92

-42.92
3.69
ROE (%) -28.84
WPX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. WPX: -28.84 )
WPX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.16   Max: 2.55
Current: -28.84

-29.16
2.55
ROA (%) -14.06
WPX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.83 vs. WPX: -14.06 )
WPX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.06   Max: 1.29
Current: -14.06

-14.06
1.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -24.14
WPX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.65 vs. WPX: -24.14 )
WPX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.14   Max: 4.14
Current: -24.14

-24.14
4.14
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WPX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 317,381 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 1,301,271 sh (+143.7%)
Murray Stahl 5,524,558 sh (+83.36%)
Donald Smith 8,627,243 sh (+25.36%)
Leon Cooperman 2,103,224 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
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Q2 2013

WPX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

David Einhorn 2,642,648 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 31,833 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 19,089 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 100,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,298,600 sh (+309.16%)
Donald Smith 9,660,214 sh (+11.97%)
Leon Cooperman 2,113,524 sh (+0.49%)
Zeke Ashton 150,000 sh (unchged)
Arnold Schneider 1,177,467 sh (-9.51%)
Murray Stahl 1,859,918 sh (-66.33%)
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Q3 2013

WPX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ruane Cunniff 2,000,000 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 100,000 sh (New)
David Einhorn 4,685,753 sh (+77.31%)
Jim Simons 1,832,200 sh (+41.09%)
Donald Smith 13,580,392 sh (+40.58%)
Zeke Ashton 150,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 2,113,524 sh (unchged)
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 1,138,813 sh (-3.28%)
Murray Stahl 1,766,326 sh (-5.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 25,733 sh (-19.16%)
Steven Cohen 11,911 sh (-37.6%)
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Q4 2013

WPX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 70,401 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 3,487,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 66,139 sh (+455.28%)
Leon Cooperman 2,228,482 sh (+5.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 26,100 sh (+1.43%)
Caxton Associates 1,025,000 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Donald Smith 12,808,677 sh (-5.68%)
Murray Stahl 1,590,326 sh (-9.96%)
Arnold Schneider 918,468 sh (-19.35%)
David Einhorn 1,630,000 sh (-65.21%)
Jim Simons 44,300 sh (-97.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WPX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Reduce -5.68%0.31%$17.8 - $23.45 $ 21.799%12808677
Ruane Cunniff 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.23%$17.8 - $23.45 $ 21.799%0
Donald Smith 2013-09-30 Add 40.58%1.59%$18.42 - $20.3 $ 21.7913%13580392
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 New Buy0.23%$18.42 - $20.3 $ 21.7913%2000000
Donald Smith 2013-06-30 Add 11.97%0.43%$15 - $20.35 $ 21.7922%9660214
Donald Smith 2013-03-31 Add 25.36%0.61%$14.19 - $16.85 $ 21.7943%8627243
Donald Smith 2012-12-31 Add 26.82%0.61%$14.74 - $18.1 $ 21.7935%6881772
Donald Smith 2012-09-30 Add 22.77%0.5%$14.29 - $17.48 $ 21.7940%5426529
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Add 92.32%0.32%$14.29 - $17.48 $ 21.7940%2003490
Donald Smith 2012-06-30 Add 38.19%0.58%$13.38 - $18.61 $ 21.7937%4420014
Donald Smith 2012-03-31 New Buy1.7%$14.75 - $19.67 $ 21.7931%3198595
Daniel Loeb 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.51%$14.75 - $19.67 $ 21.7931%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.36%$14.75 - $19.67 $ 21.7931%1008364
John Keeley 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$14.75 - $19.67 $ 21.7931%0
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Guru Investment Theses on WPX Energy Inc

Horizon Kinetics Comments on WPX Energy - Oct 18, 2012

From the third quarter commentary of Murray Stahl's Horizon Kinetics:

WPX Energy (WPX) was a December 2011 spin-off from The Williams Companies (“Williams”). Williams was (and remains, at $22 billion) a large capitalization stock. Williams is a natural gas pipeline company, which is a highly stable, high free cash flow generating business that currently pays a 3.5% dividend yield. WPX is a natural gas exploration company, considered a mid-cap stock (at $3.5 billion), and pays no dividend. What one might term the natural Williams shareholder, interested in a blue-chip, large cap, pipeline-type, income oriented equity is not the natural holder of WPX. This is exactly the type of spin-off that is sold from or excluded from mutual funds or ETFs that hold a Williams-type company, and these are some of the classic reasons that spin-off companies trade at low, often deeply discounted valuations. In the case of WPX, by a variety of measures, such as its price relative to its reserves, the shares might be fairly valued at twice the current price. Time will tell.
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Ratios

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P/B 1.07
WPX's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WPX: 1.07 )
WPX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.07
Current: 1.07

0.5
1.07
P/S 1.59
WPX's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WPX: 1.59 )
WPX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.59

0.76
1.59
EV-to-EBIT -3.45
WPX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. WPX: -3.45 )
WPX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 161.7   Max: 224.7
Current: -3.45

161.7
224.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.07
WPX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
84% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WPX: 1.07 )
WPX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1
Current: 1.07

0.56
1
Price/Median PS Value 1.43
WPX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WPX: 1.43 )
WPX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 1.34
Current: 1.43

0.84
1.34

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:WPE.Germany
WPX Energy Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. It spun off from Williams Companies on December 31, 2011. It is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. It is focused on profitably exploiting its significant natural gas reserve base and related NGLs in the Piceance Basin of the Rocky Mountain region, and on developing and growing its positions in the Bakken Shale oil play in North Dakota and the Marcellus Shale natural gas play in Pennsylvania. The Company's other areas of domestic operations include the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and the San Juan Basin in the southwestern United States. Its proved reserves are approximately 4,473 Bcfe, 59 percent of which were proved developed reserves. The Company's principal areas of operation are the Piceance Basin, Bakken Shale, Marcellus Shale, Powder River Basin, San Juan Basin and, through its ownership of Apco, Colombia and Argentina.

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