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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Equity-to-Asset 0.50
AREX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AREX: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AREX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.5
0.37
0.81
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.01
WACC vs ROIC
9.14%
-36.15%
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 % -29.86
AREX's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
56% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.78 vs. AREX: -29.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AREX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -207.45  Med: 11.25 Max: 34.55
Current: -29.86
-207.45
34.55
Net Margin % -169.54
AREX's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -26.96 vs. AREX: -169.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AREX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -169.54  Med: 6.81 Max: 39.85
Current: -169.54
-169.54
39.85
ROE % -30.46
AREX's ROE % is ranked lower than
74% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.01 vs. AREX: -30.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AREX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.46  Med: 1.91 Max: 11.04
Current: -30.46
-30.46
11.04
ROA % -15.46
AREX's ROA % is ranked lower than
67% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -6.75 vs. AREX: -15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AREX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.46  Med: 1.39 Max: 7.97
Current: -15.46
-15.46
7.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -2.76
AREX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.27 vs. AREX: -2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AREX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.92  Med: 3.51 Max: 13.77
Current: -2.76
-21.92
13.77
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -22.30
AREX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.40 vs. AREX: -22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AREX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -4.1 Max: 23.6
Current: -22.3
0
23.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -35.60
AREX's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.10 vs. AREX: -35.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AREX' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -18.1 Max: 40.3
Current: -35.6
0
40.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

AREX Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Arnold Schneider 4,503,672 sh (+21.44%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
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Q4 2016

AREX Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Arnold Schneider 1,486,024 sh (-67.00%)
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Q1 2017

AREX Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Arnold Schneider 611,245 sh (-58.87%)
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Q2 2017

AREX Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Arnold Schneider Sold Out
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Insider Trades

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Arnold Schneider 2017-03-31 Reduce -58.87%0.5%$2.09 - $3.55 $ 2.39-17%611,245
Arnold Schneider 2016-12-31 Reduce -67.00%1.66%$2.57 - $3.91 $ 2.39-27%1,486,024
Arnold Schneider 2016-09-30 Add 21.44%0.44%$1.43 - $4.12 $ 2.39-6%4,503,672
Charles Brandes 2016-09-30 Sold Out $1.43 - $4.12 $ 2.39-6%0
Arnold Schneider 2016-08-31 Add 25.49%0.58%Premium Member Access $3.32 $ 2.39-28%4,653,872
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
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Headquarter Location:USA
Approach Resources Inc is an independent energy company. It is engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas.

Approach Resources Inc was incorporated in September 2002. The Company is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas. In West Texas, Company leased approximately 146,000 net acres as of December 31, 2013. The Company is currently developing resource potential from the Wolfcamp shale oil formation, and also includes drilling targets of Clearfork, Canyon Sands, Strawn and Ellenburger zones. It faces competition from companies that have greater resources and companies that explore for, produce and market oil and gas, carry on refining operations and market the end products. It also faces competition from alternative fuel sources, including coal, heating oil, imported LNG, nuclear and other nonrenewable fuel sources, and renewable fuel sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass. The Company is subject to extensive federal, state and local laws and regulations governing environmental protection as well as discharge of materials into the environment.

Top Ranked Articles about Approach Resources Inc

Approach Resources Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call for Thursday, August 3, 2017
Approach Resources Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2017 Conference Call for Friday, May 5, 2017
Approach Resources Inc. to Present at 23rd Annual OGIS Conference

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) today announced that Approach’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Qingming Yang, will present at the 23rd Annual Oil & Gas Investment Symposia hosted by the Independent Petroleum Association of America in New York, New York on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 11:20 AM EDT.
The presentation slides and a webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors" section of the Company's website, www.approachresources.com. About Approach Resources Approach Resources Inc. is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas.  For more information about the Company, please visit www.approachresources.com.  Please note that the Company routinely posts important information about the Company under the Investor Relations section of its website.
INVESTOR CONTACT
Suzanne Ogle
Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Communication
[email protected]
817.989.9000

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Approach Resources Inc. Chairman and CEO to Present at Scotia Howard Weil 2017 Energy Conference

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) today announced that Approach’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Ross Craft will present at the Scotia Howard Weil 45th Annual Energy Conference on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 10:20 AM CT. 
Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, on the day of the presentation slides will be available on the Company’s website at www.approachresources.com. About Approach Resources Approach Resources Inc. is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas.  For more information about the Company, please visit www.approachresources.com.  Please note that the Company routinely posts important information about the Company under the Investor Relations section of its website.
INVESTOR CONTACT
Suzanne Ogle
Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communication
[email protected]
817.989.9000

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Arnold Schneider Adds to Approach Resources Company is one of the guru’s many energy holdings
Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio) of Schneider Capital Management added to his position in Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) on Aug. 31. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 0.39
AREX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. AREX: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AREX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.75
Current: 0.39
0.05
2.75
PS Ratio 1.27
AREX's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AREX: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AREX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 3.76 Max: 12.54
Current: 1.27
0.22
12.54
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.83
AREX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AREX: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AREX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 5.07 Max: 16.92
Current: 3.83
0.28
16.92
EV-to-EBIT -18.99
AREX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. AREX: -18.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AREX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -751.4  Med: 18.9 Max: 252.7
Current: -18.99
-751.4
252.7
EV-to-EBITDA 12.53
AREX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AREX: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AREX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 10 Max: 30.1
Current: 12.53
-4.6
30.1
Current Ratio 0.40
AREX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. AREX: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AREX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.4
0.19
1.93
Quick Ratio 0.40
AREX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AREX: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AREX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.4
0.19
1.93
Days Sales Outstanding 29.92
AREX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 51.71 vs. AREX: 29.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AREX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.72  Med: 42.48 Max: 101.29
Current: 29.92
27.72
101.29
Days Payable 234.90
AREX's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 89.31 vs. AREX: 234.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AREX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 123.41  Med: 302.37 Max: 544.11
Current: 234.9
123.41
544.11

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.40
AREX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.80 vs. AREX: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AREX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -120.3  Med: -17 Max: -1.7
Current: -2.4
-120.3
-1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.38
AREX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
84% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. AREX: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AREX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.85
Current: 0.38
0.08
2.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.34
AREX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. AREX: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AREX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.05 Max: 3.34
Current: 0.34
0.11
3.34
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.12
AREX's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. AREX: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
AREX' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.63 Max: 35.61
Current: 0.12
0.12
35.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -5.27
AREX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. AREX: -5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AREX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.9  Med: 1.4 Max: 24.4
Current: -5.27
-51.9
24.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -183.24
AREX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -16.04 vs. AREX: -183.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AREX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -223.7  Med: -17.8 Max: 3.2
Current: -183.24
-223.7
3.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $101.58
EPS (TTM) $ -2.64
Beta3.34
Short Percentage of Float23.27%
52-Week Range $1.93 - 4.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)86.50

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 107 106
EPS ($) -0.42 -0.44
EPS without NRI ($) -0.42 -0.44
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Approach Resources Inc. to Present at 23rd Annual OGIS Conference Mar 30 2017 
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