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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.11
NBL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
76% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. NBL: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NBL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.17 Max: N/A
Current: 0.11
Equity-to-Asset 0.44
NBL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NBL: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NBL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.44
0.24
0.65
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.88
Beneish M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
6.25%
-2.64%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -22.09
NBL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -23.06 vs. NBL: -22.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NBL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.66  Med: 24.73 Max: 45.42
Current: -22.09
-77.66
45.42
Net Margin % -17.75
NBL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -29.01 vs. NBL: -17.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NBL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.69  Med: 21.62 Max: 34.61
Current: -17.75
-76.69
34.61
ROE % -7.05
NBL's ROE % is ranked higher than
53% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.78 vs. NBL: -7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NBL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.59  Med: 11.18 Max: 24.28
Current: -7.05
-23.59
24.28
ROA % -3.06
NBL's ROA % is ranked higher than
60% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -7.02 vs. NBL: -3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NBL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.45  Med: 5.51 Max: 11.63
Current: -3.06
-10.45
11.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -4.75
NBL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.39 vs. NBL: -4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NBL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.92  Med: 10.76 Max: 25.13
Current: -4.75
-9.92
25.13
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.20
NBL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.30 vs. NBL: -16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NBL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.2  Med: 10.7 Max: 41.4
Current: -16.2
-16.2
41.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -34.80
NBL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -20.60 vs. NBL: -34.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NBL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.2  Med: 4.2 Max: 65.5
Current: -34.8
-62.2
65.5
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
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Traded in other countries:NB6.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Noble Energy Inc is an independent energy company. It is engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production.

Noble Energy is an independent oil and gas producer with key assets in the U.S., Israel, and West Africa. At the end of 2016, the company reported net proved reserves of 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Net production averaged 420 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2016, at a ratio of 45% oil and natural gas liquids and 55% natural gas.

Guru Investment Theses on Noble Energy Inc

FPA Capital Fund Comments on Noble Energy - Feb 09, 2016

Let’s start with energy, as we know it is top of mind for many of our shareholders. A crucial factor we want to express is that the energy companies in the portfolio do not have any near-term refinancing risk, unlike many other energy companies that have large sums of debt coming due this year or next. A very recent example of how a strong balance sheet can benefit shareholders is Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL). NBL refinanced some of its intermediate debt maturities with shorter-term debt at substantially lower interest rates in early January 2016. Today, most energy companies seeking to refinance their debt would experience much higher interest payments, if they could even access the credit market. NBL was not only able to access the credit market but also lower its annual interest expense by $50 million for the same amount of debt outstanding.

When we assess the energy stock’s impact on the FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio), it is interesting to observe that the fund realized a net gain of over $200 million from 2008 through the end of 2015. The Fund realized gains every year from 2008-2014, with among the largest gains realized in 2014, when oil prices peaked. With hindsight, we blew it. We should have sold every one of our energy stocks by the end of 2014 and added the proceeds to our cash position.

From FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

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FPA Capital Fund Comments on Noble Energy - Dec 09, 2015

The two other E&P investments we have are Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) and SM Energy (SM). We chose to keep the NBL stock we received when NBL recently acquired Rosetta Resources. NBL has a diverse portfolio of low cost assets, balanced across commodities and regions. NBL management can grow production in 2016 with a greatly reduced capital budget should they choose to do so. They also have an opportunity to develop a massive gas resource off the coast of Israel where most of the production volumes would be at fixed prices under multi-year contracts, essentially creating a long duration and highly profitable stream of cash flow that would deserve a premium valuation multiple. Let us take a brief moment here to state that we voted against this deal as we had confidence that Rosetta Resource’s assets were of good quality and that the management team was selling them at very depressed levels. We pride ourselves on protecting our shareholders against permanent capital impairment but this was a takeunder17 so we were not successful. We congratulate the NBL management for a shrewd deal (one of the reasons we decided to keep the stock). Our third E&P company, SM, needs to do something to extend the depth of their future drilling inventory, whether organically or through an acquisition (opportunities do exist), but we believe they have the balance sheet and the CEO to do it. In the meantime, they have low cost assets and the stock is trading at a discounted multiple. Flexibility is a prized asset in this environment and they have it.





From FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2015 letter to shareholders.

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.29
NBL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NBL: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NBL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.1 Max: 3.48
Current: 1.29
1.05
3.48
PS Ratio 3.15
NBL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NBL: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NBL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 4.27 Max: 6.04
Current: 3.15
1.44
6.04
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 2776.00
NBL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. NBL: 2776.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NBL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.11  Med: 33.35 Max: 3671
Current: 2776
14.11
3671
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.32
NBL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
58% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NBL: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NBL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 6.92 Max: 13.09
Current: 7.32
2.47
13.09
EV-to-EBIT -20.12
NBL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. NBL: -20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NBL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -80.4  Med: 13.35 Max: 83.3
Current: -20.12
-80.4
83.3
EV-to-EBITDA 12.87
NBL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.17 vs. NBL: 12.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NBL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -424  Med: 8 Max: 1718.5
Current: 12.87
-424
1718.5
Shiller PE Ratio 26.46
NBL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. NBL: 26.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NBL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.79  Med: 27.64 Max: 48.09
Current: 26.46
13.79
48.09
Current Ratio 0.97
NBL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. NBL: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NBL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.21 Max: 3.81
Current: 0.97
0.6
3.81
Quick Ratio 0.91
NBL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. NBL: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NBL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.75
Current: 0.91
0.57
3.75
Days Inventory 33.81
NBL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 28.39 vs. NBL: 33.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NBL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25  Med: 39.07 Max: 52.92
Current: 33.81
25
52.92
Days Sales Outstanding 34.74
NBL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 51.71 vs. NBL: 34.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NBL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.17  Med: 64.65 Max: 83.96
Current: 34.74
34.17
83.96
Days Payable 293.25
NBL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
81% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 89.31 vs. NBL: 293.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NBL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 248.05  Med: 403.85 Max: 609.49
Current: 293.25
248.05
609.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 1.45
NBL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
81% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. NBL: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NBL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.61
Current: 1.45
0.45
2.61
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -9.80
NBL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -38.90 vs. NBL: -9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NBL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.4 Max: 63.9
Current: -9.8
0
63.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.42
NBL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
86% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. NBL: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.82
NBL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
69% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. NBL: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NBL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.82
0.57
3.28
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.20
NBL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -10.50 vs. NBL: -6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NBL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: -0.8 Max: 0.5
Current: -6.2
-15.3
0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.29
NBL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NBL: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NBL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.58 Max: 5.15
Current: 1.29
1.12
5.15
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 73.05
NBL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NBL: 73.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NBL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.5 Max: 347.67
Current: 73.05
0.87
347.67
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.74
NBL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. NBL: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NBL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.77 Max: 10.11
Current: 0.74
0.24
10.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -4.97
NBL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.43 vs. NBL: -4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NBL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 5.9 Max: 27.8
Current: -4.97
-12.3
27.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -9.84
NBL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -16.06 vs. NBL: -9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NBL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.9  Med: 11.3 Max: 47.5
Current: -9.84
-9.9
47.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,803.00
EPS (TTM) $ -1.57
Beta0.96
Short Percentage of Float4.58%
52-Week Range $27.66 - 42.03
Shares Outstanding (Mil)431.41

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,388 4,340 6,923
EPS ($) -0.04 0.21 1.54
EPS without NRI ($) -0.04 0.21 1.54
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
24.31%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.40 0.40 0.41
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