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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 0.05
ECA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. ECA: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ECA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.05
0.02
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.39
ECA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ECA: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ECA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.39
0.28
0.51
Interest Coverage 4.22
ECA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. ECA: 4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ECA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 3.91 Max: 17.76
Current: 4.22
0.35
17.76
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.81
M-Score: -1.72
WACC vs ROIC
13.92%
11.13%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 57.60
ECA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -48.82 vs. ECA: 57.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ECA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.91  Med: 21.89 Max: 43.79
Current: 57.6
4.91
43.79
Net-margin (%) -115.06
ECA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -66.22 vs. ECA: -115.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ECA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -116.8  Med: 17.50 Max: 42.3
Current: -115.06
-116.8
42.3
ROE (%) -65.96
ECA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -23.64 vs. ECA: -65.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ECA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.18  Med: 11.03 Max: 47
Current: -65.96
-72.18
47
ROA (%) -26.49
ECA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.36 vs. ECA: -26.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ECA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.48  Med: 5.47 Max: 16.62
Current: -26.49
-28.48
16.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -55.40
ECA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -22.77 vs. ECA: -55.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.43  Med: 10.66 Max: 38.31
Current: -55.4
-58.43
38.31
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
ECA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. ECA: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.2  Med: 2.05 Max: 27.7
Current: 2.1
-30.2
27.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 46.00
ECA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. ECA: 46.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.7  Med: 19.60 Max: 46
Current: 46
-44.7
46
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 31.90
ECA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ECA: 31.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.2  Med: 23.10 Max: 803.1
Current: 31.9
-91.2
803.1
» ECA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-03)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

ECA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 11,038 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 39,200 sh (New)
Chris Davis 68,592,847 sh (+74.52%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 29,575,825 sh (+33.63%)
Ray Dalio 199,600 sh (+8.36%)
First Eagle Investment 1,362,708 sh (+0.03%)
Third Avenue Management 25,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1,343 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 4,313,200 sh (-1.60%)
Steven Cohen 2,583,000 sh (-31.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,385,000 sh (-35.51%)
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Q2 2015

ECA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

T Boone Pickens 258,746 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,703,050 sh (+159.51%)
Ray Dalio 497,600 sh (+149.30%)
Chris Davis 70,300,725 sh (+2.49%)
First Eagle Investment 1,375,121 sh (+0.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 39,200 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 16,220,411 sh (-45.16%)
PRIMECAP Management 560,000 sh (-59.57%)
Jim Simons 739,000 sh (-82.87%)
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Q3 2015

ECA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Steven Cohen 9,480,420 sh (+41.43%)
First Eagle Investment 1,385,823 sh (+0.78%)
PRIMECAP Management 560,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Chris Davis 69,240,590 sh (-1.51%)
Ray Dalio 226,700 sh (-54.44%)
Jim Simons 201,500 sh (-72.73%)
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Q4 2015

ECA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Andreas Halvorsen 3,998,444 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 23,282 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 265,700 sh (+17.20%)
Chris Davis 70,188,018 sh (+1.37%)
PRIMECAP Management 560,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,381,876 sh (-0.28%)
Steven Cohen 3,941,000 sh (-58.43%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Encana Corp

Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on Encana - Sep 12, 2014

Encana (ECA) was a pure play natural gas company when fracking technology dramatically expanded the supply of natural gas on the North American market. The company initially struggled to optimize its capital allocation across a very broad portfolio of assets, concentrated on gas. Under the new leadership of CEO Doug Suttles, the company unveiled a strategic shift to focus on its five core liquids‐rich plays in North America. Suttles moved to monetize underutilized assets including the sale of the Jonah, Big Horn and East Texas properties for over $4 billion and focus on the highest return assets.



From Third Avenue Value Fund’s Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.



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Third Avenue Management Comments on Encana - Jul 23, 2014

Oil and gas exploration and production (“E&p”) companies (Encana Common (ECA) and apache Common). Shares of both companies were purchased below our estimates of net asset value, despite generally improving business fundamentals, particularly for natural gas.

From Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2Q 2014 Shareholder Letters.

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Ratios

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P/B 0.96
ECA's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. ECA: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ECA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.32 Max: 3.28
Current: 0.96
0.43
3.28
P/S 1.36
ECA's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. ECA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ECA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.75
Current: 1.36
0.56
3.75
POCF 3.55
ECA's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. ECA: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ECA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 4.05 Max: 9.84
Current: 3.55
1.6
9.84
Shiller P/E 3.86
ECA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.87 vs. ECA: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ECA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 4.58 Max: 6.82
Current: 3.86
1.73
6.82
Current Ratio 1.21
ECA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. ECA: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ECA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.21
0.7
2.1
Quick Ratio 1.21
ECA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. ECA: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.1
Current: 1.21
0.57
2.1
Days Sales Outstanding 52.34
ECA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.39 vs. ECA: 52.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ECA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.9  Med: 43.65 Max: 62.67
Current: 52.34
24.9
62.67
Days Payable 40.16
ECA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
71% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 82.81 vs. ECA: 40.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ECA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.24  Med: 50.98 Max: 162.96
Current: 40.16
33.24
162.96

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.94
ECA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. ECA: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ECA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 3.57 Max: 8.42
Current: 2.94
0.64
8.42
Dividend Growth (3y) -21.40
ECA's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
60% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.20 vs. ECA: -21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ECA' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -13.35 Max: 0.2
Current: -21.4
0
0.2
Forward Dividend Yield 2.94
ECA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ECA: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.14
ECA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
83% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. ECA: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ECA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.39 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.14
0.25
3.28
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.70
ECA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.80 vs. ECA: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ECA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.1  Med: 0.70 Max: 6.5
Current: -3.7
-19.1
6.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.76
ECA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ECA: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ECA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.45 Max: 4.1
Current: 1.76
0.9
4.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.79
ECA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. ECA: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ECA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.65
Current: 0.79
0.58
1.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -60.60
ECA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.30 vs. ECA: -60.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.85 Max: 40.8
Current: -60.6
2.1
40.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.79
ECA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.07 vs. ECA: -20.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ECA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.7  Med: 0.90 Max: 33.8
Current: -20.79
-35.7
33.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4422
EPS $ -6.35
Beta1.78
Short Percentage of Float3.21%
52-Week Range $3.00 - 14.73
Shares Outstanding(Mil)849.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 4,289 4,289 5,058
EPS($) -0.40 -0.09 0.54
EPS without NRI($) -0.40 -0.09 0.54

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
Compare:OTCPK:SLGYY, NYSE:COP, NYSE:OXY, HKSE:00883, NYSE:EOG, TSX:CNQ » details
Traded in other countries:ECA.Canada, PCD1.Germany,
Encana Corp was formed in 2002 through the business combination of Alberta Energy Company Ltd. and PanCanadian Energy Corporation. The Company is a North American energy producer that is engaged in developing diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and NGLs. It is also engaged in marketing of natural gas, oil and NGLs. The Company's reportable segments are Canadian Division, USA Division and Market Optimization. Canadian Division includes the exploration for, development of, and production of natural gas, oil and NGLs and other related activities within Canada. Resource plays in the division include: Cutbank Ridge in northern British Columbia, Bighorn in west central Alberta, Peace River Arch in northwest Alberta, Clearwater in southern Alberta, and Greater Sierra in northeast British Columbia. USA division includes the exploration for, development of, and production of natural gas, oil and NGLs and other related activities within the U.S. Resource plays in the division include Piceance in northwest Colorado, Jonah in southwest Wyoming, Haynesville in Louisiana, and Texas. Emerging plays in the division include the DJ Niobrara in northern Colorado, the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in Louisiana and Mississippi. Market Optimization activities are managed by the Midstream, Marketing & Fundamentals team, which is responsible for the sale of the Company's proprietary production and enhancing the associated netback price. Market optimization activities include third party purchases and sales of product to provide operational flexibility for transportation commitments, product type, delivery points and customer diversification. The Company competes with other companies in the industry in the areas such as exploration for and development of new sources of natural gas, oil and NGL reserves, reserves and property acquisitions, transportation and marketing of natural gas, oil, NGLs, diluents and electricity, access to services and equipment to carry out exploration, development and operating activities; and attracting and retaining experienced industry personnel. The Company's operations are subject to laws and regulations concerning pollution, protection of the environment and the handling and transportation of hazardous materials. These laws and regulations generally require the Company to remove or remedy the effect of its activities on the environment at present and former operating sites, including dismantling production facilities and remediating damage caused by the use or release of specified substances.
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