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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 0.08
ECA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ECA: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ECA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 1.15
Current: 0.08
0.01
1.15
Equity to Asset 0.41
ECA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. ECA: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ECA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.41
0.26
0.53
Interest Coverage 3.64
ECA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.27 vs. ECA: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ECA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 6.66 Max: 38.38
Current: 3.64
0.67
38.38
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.64
M-Score: -3.08
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -14.83
ECA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -14.83 vs. ECA: -14.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -85.56  Med: 25.47 Max: 43.79
Current: -14.83
-85.56
43.79
Net-margin (%) -10.70
ECA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -19.13 vs. ECA: -10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.15  Med: 20.87 Max: 42.3
Current: -10.7
-54.15
42.3
ROE (%) -8.15
ECA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.85 vs. ECA: -8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.2  Med: 19.41 Max: 47
Current: -8.15
-25.2
47
ROA (%) -3.32
ECA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.15 vs. ECA: -3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.39  Med: 9.06 Max: 16.58
Current: -3.32
-10.39
16.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.72
ECA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.63 vs. ECA: -7.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.02  Med: 14.55 Max: 38.49
Current: -7.72
-22.02
38.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.00
ECA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. ECA: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.2  Med: 2.00 Max: 27.7
Current: 2
-30.2
27.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.50
ECA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ECA: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38  Med: 15.75 Max: 33.1
Current: 26.5
-38
33.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 702.00
ECA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. ECA: 702.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -90.1  Med: 14.00 Max: 702
Current: 702
-90.1
702
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

ECA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chris Davis 18,888,321 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,392 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,520,050 sh (+74.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,369,555 sh (-0.28%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,356,262 sh (-0.34%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 21,571,770 sh (-3.74%)
Ray Dalio 187,700 sh (-36.52%)
Steven Cohen 1,152,200 sh (-44.17%)
Third Avenue Management 1,058,995 sh (-73.54%)
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Q4 2014

ECA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 3,745,300 sh (+225.06%)
Chris Davis 39,303,662 sh (+108.08%)
Jim Simons 4,383,300 sh (+73.94%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,132,942 sh (+2.60%)
Chris Davis 39,303,662 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,362,327 sh (-0.53%)
Ray Dalio 184,200 sh (-1.86%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,147,500 sh (-36.02%)
David Dreman 1,343 sh (-43.85%)
Third Avenue Management 25,600 sh (-97.58%)
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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%)
David Dreman 1,343 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 25,600 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

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)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
David Dreman 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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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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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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 27.10
ECA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 23.47 vs. ECA: 27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.79
ECA's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. ECA: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ECA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.30 Max: 3.28
Current: 0.79
0.66
3.28
P/S 0.78
ECA's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. ECA: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ECA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.68 Max: 3.53
Current: 0.78
0.56
3.53
POCF 3.33
ECA's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. ECA: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ECA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.93 Max: 9.64
Current: 3.33
1.9
9.64
Shiller P/E 80.73
ECA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.62 vs. ECA: 80.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ECA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.27  Med: 6.37 Max: 125.83
Current: 80.73
3.27
125.83
Current Ratio 1.16
ECA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. ECA: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ECA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.15 Max: 4.12
Current: 1.16
0.65
4.12
Quick Ratio 1.16
ECA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ECA: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.98 Max: 4.12
Current: 1.16
0.53
4.12
Days Sales Outstanding 43.92
ECA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 41.02 vs. ECA: 43.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ECA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 24.9  Med: 49.91 Max: 73.16
Current: 43.92
24.9
73.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.09
ECA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. ECA: 4.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ECA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 3.42 Max: 7.06
Current: 4.09
0.64
7.06
Dividend Payout 0.13
ECA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. ECA: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ECA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.26 Max: 13.33
Current: 0.13
0.02
13.33
Dividend growth (3y) -26.70
ECA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
82% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ECA: -26.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.2
Current: -26.7
0
0.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.31
ECA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. ECA: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.26
Current: 1.31
0.2
2.26
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
ECA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.40 vs. ECA: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ECA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 0.70 Max: -19.1
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.22
ECA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. ECA: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ECA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.46 Max: 4.73
Current: 1.22
0.78
4.73
Price/Projected FCF 1.99
ECA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ECA: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ECA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.40 Max: 5.49
Current: 1.99
0.69
5.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.52
ECA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ECA: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ECA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.52
0.52
2.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -8.42
ECA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.60 vs. ECA: -8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.44  Med: 10.90 Max: 36.7
Current: -8.42
-8.44
36.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -37.01
ECA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.15 vs. ECA: -37.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ECA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -35.7  Med: 0.60 Max: 34.7
Current: -37.01
-35.7
34.7

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
EPS($) -0.16 0.33 1.51
EPS without NRI($) -0.16 0.33 1.51

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
Compare:OJSCY, APC, APA, HRTPY, SGTZY » 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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