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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.15
ECA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. ECA: 1.15 )
ECA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.15
Current: 1.15

0.01
1.15
Equity to Asset 0.45
ECA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. ECA: 0.45 )
ECA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.45

0.26
0.53
Interest Coverage 1.55
ECA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. ECA: 1.55 )
ECA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 20.81
Current: 1.55

0.67
20.81
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.45
M-Score: -2.69
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 21.43
ECA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. ECA: 21.43 )
ECA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -85.56   Max: 42.87
Current: 21.43

-85.56
42.87
Net-margin (%) 41.64
ECA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. ECA: 41.64 )
ECA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -54.15   Max: 34.47
Current: 41.64

-54.15
34.47
ROE (%) 47.07
ECA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. ECA: 47.07 )
ECA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.44   Max: 34.04
Current: 47.07

-25.44
34.04
ROA (%) 16.25
ECA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.39 vs. ECA: 16.25 )
ECA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.48   Max: 16.45
Current: 16.25

-10.48
16.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 15.24
ECA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ECA: 15.24 )
ECA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.77   Max: 26.68
Current: 15.24

-22.77
26.68
Revenue Growth (%) -10.00
ECA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. ECA: -10.00 )
ECA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 38.2
Current: -10

-38.1
38.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -26.20
ECA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ECA: -26.20 )
ECA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.7   Max: 32.2
Current: -26.2

-37.7
32.2
EPS Growth (%) -51.90
ECA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. ECA: -51.90 )
ECA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -90.1   Max: 42.2
Current: -51.9

-90.1
42.2
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ECA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 2,702 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 3,661,035 sh (+11.55%)
Ray Dalio 261,400 sh (+5.79%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,315,136 sh (+0.21%)
Steven Cohen 500,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,372,218 sh (-0.5%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,710,973 sh (-0.57%)
Jim Simons 628,500 sh (-48.83%)
Steven Cohen 98,667 sh (-98.09%)
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Q1 2014

ECA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 6,192,350 sh (+6176.01%)
Third Avenue Management 4,628,927 sh (+26.44%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,376,066 sh (+0.22%)
Steven Cohen 1,305,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,369,236 sh (-0.22%)
Ray Dalio 232,000 sh (-11.25%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,388,662 sh (-49.51%)
Jim Simons 260,600 sh (-58.54%)
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Q2 2014

ECA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,121,157 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,442,900 sh (+453.68%)
Ray Dalio 295,700 sh (+27.46%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,373,462 sh (+0.31%)
Steven Cohen 10,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,063,900 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 3,367,862 sh (-0.61%)
Third Avenue Management 4,002,220 sh (-13.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,409,754 sh (-18.14%)
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Q3 2014

ECA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 2,392 sh (New)
Chris Davis 18,888,321 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,520,050 sh (+74.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ECA

(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
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -73.54%1.32%$20.95 - $23.32 $ 18.15-18%1058995
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 New Buy1.2%$20.95 - $23.32 $ 18.15-18%18888321
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.45%$20.95 - $23.32 $ 18.15-18%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -36.52%0.02%$20.95 - $23.32 $ 18.15-18%187700
David Dreman 2014-09-30 New Buy$20.95 - $23.32 $ 18.15-18%2392
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.45%$21.31 - $24.6 $ 18.15-22%1121157
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -13.54%0.26%$21.31 - $24.6 $ 18.15-22%4002220
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 27.46%0.01%$21.31 - $24.6 $ 18.15-22%295700
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Add 26.44%0.4%$17.25 - $21.42 $ 18.15-4%4628927
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -49.51%0.07%$17.25 - $21.42 $ 18.15-4%3388662
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out $17.25 - $21.42 $ 18.15-4%0
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Add 11.55%0.12%$17.05 - $19.52 $ 18.150%3661035
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$17.05 - $19.52 $ 18.150%2702
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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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Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on Encana
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...
Third Avenue Management Comments on Encana
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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 4.50
ECA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECA: 4.50 )
ECA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 3786.97
Current: 4.5

2.62
3786.97
P/B 1.40
ECA's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. ECA: 1.40 )
ECA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.74
Current: 1.4

0.71
5.74
P/S 1.90
ECA's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. ECA: 1.90 )
ECA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 5.5
Current: 1.9

0.59
5.5
PFCF 29.10
ECA's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECA: 29.10 )
ECA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.71   Max: 397.95
Current: 29.1

6.71
397.95
EV-to-EBIT 8.55
ECA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 186.27 vs. ECA: 8.55 )
ECA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 59.4
Current: 8.55

-15.7
59.4
Shiller P/E 12.60
ECA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECA: 12.60 )
ECA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 19.38
Current: 12.6

3.25
19.38
Current Ratio 4.12
ECA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ECA: 4.12 )
ECA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 4.12
Current: 4.12

0.65
4.12
Quick Ratio 4.12
ECA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ECA: 4.12 )
ECA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 4.12
Current: 4.12

0.53
4.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.50
ECA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. ECA: 1.50 )
ECA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 6.7
Current: 1.5

0.33
6.7
Dividend Payout 0.07
ECA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECA: 0.07 )
ECA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 13.33
Current: 0.07

0.02
13.33
Dividend growth (3y) -2.70
ECA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ECA: -2.70 )
ECA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.5
Current: -2.7

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.75
ECA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ECA: 0.75 )
ECA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.36
Current: 0.75

0.17
3.36
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
ECA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. ECA: 0.10 )
ECA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.5   Max: -19.1
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.65
ECA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. ECA: 1.65 )
ECA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.87
Current: 1.65

0.93
6.87
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.64
ECA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECA: 1.64 )
ECA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 7.57
Current: 1.64

0.77
7.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
ECA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. ECA: 0.82 )
ECA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.22
Current: 0.82

0.47
2.22
Price/Graham Number 0.58
ECA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
96% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECA: 0.58 )
ECA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.09
Current: 0.58

0.4
5.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.80
ECA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ECA: 11.80 )
ECA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 34.8
Current: 11.8

1.7
34.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.58
ECA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.24 vs. ECA: -0.58 )
ECA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -32.3   Max: 32.2
Current: -0.58

-32.3
32.2

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 US. 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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