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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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Cash-to-Debt 0.04
LNG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. LNG: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LNG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.17 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset -0.05
LNG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LNG: -0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LNG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.27  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.96
Current: -0.05
-0.27
0.96
Interest Coverage 0.76
LNG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. LNG: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LNG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.76
0.1
0.76
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.24
Beneish M-Score: 5.46
WACC vs ROIC
5.67%
2.10%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 18.03
LNG's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 19.67 vs. LNG: 18.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LNG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25338.49  Med: -65.03 Max: 35.89
Current: 18.03
-25338.49
35.89
Net Margin % -9.70
LNG's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. LNG: -9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LNG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28095.36  Med: -157.54 Max: -9.7
Current: -9.7
-28095.36
-9.7
ROA % -1.03
LNG's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. LNG: -1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LNG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.68  Med: -6.37 Max: -1.03
Current: -1.03
-12.68
-1.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 2.16
LNG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
83% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. LNG: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LNG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.19  Med: -4.31 Max: 4.62
Current: 2.16
-11.19
4.62
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 66.20
LNG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -7.90 vs. LNG: 66.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LNG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.7 Max: 638.1
Current: 66.2
0
638.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -88.20
LNG's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
100% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LNG: -88.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LNG' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 29.8 Max: 288.7
Current: -88.2
0
288.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.80
LNG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. LNG: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LNG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50  Med: 17.55 Max: 141.3
Current: 4.8
-50
141.3
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream    NAICS: 486210    SIC: 4924
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Traded in other countries:CHQ1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Cheniere Energy Inc is engaged in LNG-related businesses. It owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana through its ownership interest in and management agreements with Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P.

Cheniere Energy is a Texas-based energy company that owns and operates a liquefied natural gas terminal through ownership interest and management agreements with subsidiaries. Cheniere's operations are divided between its LNG terminal business and its LNG and natural gas marketing business. At the LNG terminal, regasification facilities convert liquefied natural gas back to natural gas, as well as liquefy natural gas at any of the liquefaction facilities held by the company. The LNG and natural gas marketing business complements the main segment by developing a portfolio of long-term, short-term, and spot LNG purchase agreements. The marketing business transports LNG cargo to Cheniere's terminals and maximizes margins on the cargo.

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Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 19.76
LNG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. LNG: 19.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PS Ratio 4.47
LNG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. LNG: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LNG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 23.5 Max: 866.67
Current: 4.47
0.49
866.67
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 341.45
LNG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
100% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. LNG: 341.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LNG' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 323.74  Med: 338.53 Max: 362.45
Current: 341.45
323.74
362.45
EV-to-EBIT 84.73
LNG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. LNG: 84.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LNG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4449.5  Med: -45.7 Max: 142.5
Current: 84.73
-4449.5
142.5
EV-to-EBITDA 56.24
LNG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
93% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. LNG: 56.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LNG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -80201.9  Med: -40.9 Max: 385.9
Current: 56.24
-80201.9
385.9
Current Ratio 2.78
LNG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LNG: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LNG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.47 Max: 56.3
Current: 2.78
0.05
56.3
Quick Ratio 2.65
LNG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LNG: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LNG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.45 Max: 56.3
Current: 2.65
0.05
56.3
Days Inventory 21.89
LNG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
64% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. LNG: 21.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LNG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.76  Med: 40.23 Max: 158.45
Current: 21.89
17.76
158.45
Days Sales Outstanding 41.69
LNG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.60 vs. LNG: 41.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LNG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.82  Med: 6.94 Max: 24090
Current: 41.69
3.82
24090
Days Payable 13.60
LNG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
83% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 45.37 vs. LNG: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LNG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.14  Med: 32.48 Max: 220.33
Current: 13.6
4.14
220.33

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.80
LNG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -8.80 vs. LNG: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LNG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.3  Med: -20.5 Max: 2.4
Current: -0.8
-59.3
2.4

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.19
LNG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LNG: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LNG' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.73 Max: 36.79
Current: 0.19
0.02
36.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.19
LNG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. LNG: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LNG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7  Med: -1.5 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.19
-7
2.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,425.09
EPS (TTM) $ -1.04
Beta1.48
Short Percentage of Float5.95%
52-Week Range $33.38 - 51.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)237.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.36 3.75
EPS without NRI ($) 2.36 3.75
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Cheniere Energy, Inc. Announces Achievement of Regulatory and Financial Milestones for the Midship P Jun 02 2017 
Cheniere Energy, Inc. Announces Upsizing and Pricing of $1.5 Billion Senior Secured Notes Due 2027 b May 15 2017 
Cheniere Energy, Inc. Announces Offering of $1.0 Billion Senior Secured Notes Due 2027 by Cheniere C May 15 2017 
Tsakos Energy: A Buy at Current Levels May 15 2017 
Time to Sell Carl Icahn? May 11 2017 
Has Seth Klarman Sold Cheniere Energy Entirely? Apr 25 2017 
Cheniere Energy, Inc. Announces Timing of First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Apr 25 2017 
Cheniere Energy Celebrates 100th LNG Cargo Apr 03 2017 
Where Seth Klarman Sees Value in Today’s Market Feb 15 2017 
Seth Klarman Trims Cheniere Energy Jan 10 2017 

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