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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
WLL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WLL: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WLL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.01
0
0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.52
WLL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. WLL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WLL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.52
0.32
0.59
Debt-to-Equity 0.71
WLL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
73% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WLL: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
WLL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.71
0.26
1.76
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -0.11
Beneish M-Score: -3.47
WACC vs ROIC
15.50%
-5.65%
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 % -31.75
WLL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -2.34 vs. WLL: -31.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WLL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.08  Med: 19.15 Max: 42.6
Current: -31.75
-92.08
42.6
Net Margin % -58.02
WLL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.39 vs. WLL: -58.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WLL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -106.06  Med: 7.94 Max: 26.43
Current: -58.02
-106.06
26.43
ROE % -24.82
WLL's ROE % is ranked lower than
76% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -3.31 vs. WLL: -24.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WLL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.49  Med: 5.72 Max: 17.71
Current: -24.82
-42.49
17.71
ROA % -12.89
WLL's ROA % is ranked lower than
70% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -3.08 vs. WLL: -12.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WLL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.49  Med: 2.56 Max: 9.2
Current: -12.89
-17.49
9.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -16.87
WLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
70% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. WLL: -16.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.64  Med: 6.22 Max: 16.69
Current: -16.87
-23.64
16.69
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -45.10
WLL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -19.90 vs. WLL: -45.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WLL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.1  Med: 16.3 Max: 40.7
Current: -45.1
-45.1
40.7
GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Whiting Petroleum Corp WLL.
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

WLL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 1,090,862 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 281,500 sh (+950.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 287,171 sh (+414.29%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 28,255,537 sh (+44.77%)
Arnold Schneider 7,856,470 sh (+37.12%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Griffin 5,390,590 sh (-1.34%)
Mario Gabelli 197,800 sh (-4.72%)
Richard Snow 1,028,614 sh (-80.97%)
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Q4 2017

WLL Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Chuck Royce 477,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 39,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 101,441 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,886,932 sh (+25.81%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Richard Snow 240,078 sh (-6.64%)
Mario Gabelli 40,986 sh (-17.12%)
Arnold Schneider 1,434,108 sh (-26.98%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,325 sh (-76.80%)
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Q1 2018

WLL Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 44,396 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 320,000 sh (+706.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 119,901 sh (+18.20%)
Chuck Royce 503,000 sh (+5.34%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8,823,794 sh (-0.71%)
Mario Gabelli 39,861 sh (-2.74%)
Arnold Schneider 1,183,210 sh (-17.50%)
Richard Snow 154,528 sh (-35.63%)
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Q2 2018

WLL Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 911,465 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 45,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 68,741 sh (+54.84%)
Mario Gabelli 39,118 sh (-1.86%)
Chuck Royce 400,389 sh (-20.40%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,566,331 sh (-25.58%)
Richard Snow 72,984 sh (-52.77%)
Arnold Schneider 480,550 sh (-59.39%)
Steven Cohen 125,000 sh (-60.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,687 sh (-96.09%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WLL

(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
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2018-06-30 Reduce -25.58%0.3%$32.74 - $55.46 $ 45.33-1%6,566,331
Arnold Schneider 2018-06-30 Reduce -59.39%5.45%$32.74 - $55.46 $ 45.33-1%480,550
Mario Gabelli 2018-06-30 Reduce -1.86%$32.74 - $55.46 $ 45.33-1%39,118
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Reduce -96.09%0.06%$32.74 - $55.46 $ 45.33-1%4,687
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2018-03-31 Reduce -0.71%0.01%$22.48 - $34.01 $ 45.3358%8,823,794
Arnold Schneider 2018-03-31 Reduce -17.50%1.46%$22.48 - $34.01 $ 45.3358%1,183,210
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 18.20%0.01%$22.48 - $34.01 $ 45.3358%119,901
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 Reduce -2.74%$22.48 - $34.01 $ 45.3358%39,861
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-12-31 Add 25.81%0.19%Premium Member Access $26.48 $ 45.3371%8,886,932
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-12-31 Add 25.81%0.18%$18.92 - $28.32 $ 45.3394%8,886,932
Arnold Schneider 2017-12-31 Reduce -26.98%2.08%$18.92 - $28.32 $ 45.3394%1,434,108
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy0.04%$18.92 - $28.32 $ 45.3394%101,441
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Reduce -17.12%$18.92 - $28.32 $ 45.3394%40,986
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-09-30 Add 44.77%0.19%$16 - $23.4 $ 45.33131%7,063,884
Arnold Schneider 2017-09-30 Add 37.12%2.09%$16 - $23.4 $ 45.33131%1,964,118
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Reduce -4.72%$16 - $23.4 $ 45.33131%49,450
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Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211120    SIC: 1311
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Headquarter Location:USA
Whiting Petroleum Corp is a oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in the Rocky Mountain, Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Michigan regions of the United States.

Founded in 1980 and based in Denver, Whiting Petroleum is an independent oil and natural gas company with operations primarily in the Bakken-Three Forks system of North Dakota and Montana, the D-J Basin in Colorado, and the Permian Basin in Texas. At year-end 2015, proved reserves were 780 million barrels of oil equivalent with net production of 163,000 boe per day. Oil represented approximately 80% of reserves and production.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 14.64
WLL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. WLL: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.05
WLL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WLL: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WLL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.49 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.05
0.17
3.45
PS Ratio 2.23
WLL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. WLL: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WLL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 2.55 Max: 5.4
Current: 2.23
0.36
5.4
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 205.07
WLL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 vs. WLL: 205.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WLL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.97  Med: 40.22 Max: 250.95
Current: 205.07
9.97
250.95
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.46
WLL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. WLL: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WLL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 4.27 Max: 8.58
Current: 4.46
0.72
8.58
EV-to-Revenue 3.72
WLL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
54% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. WLL: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WLL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 3.9 Max: 6.2
Current: 3.72
1.8
6.2
Current Ratio 0.51
WLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WLL: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.7 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.51
0.45
2.77
Quick Ratio 0.51
WLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. WLL: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.7 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.51
0.45
2.77
Days Sales Outstanding 57.03
WLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 48.34 vs. WLL: 57.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.69  Med: 52.93 Max: 70.03
Current: 57.03
36.69
70.03
Days Payable 31.54
WLL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 81.91 vs. WLL: 31.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.16  Med: 22.73 Max: 61.4
Current: 31.54
9.16
61.4

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -29.50
WLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.00 vs. WLL: -29.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WLL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45  Med: -12.4 Max: -0.1
Current: -29.5
-45
-0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.05
WLL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WLL: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WLL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.48 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.05
0.37
3.41
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.88
WLL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. WLL: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WLL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.88
0.34
2.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -19.00
WLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.99 vs. WLL: -19.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.2  Med: 6.9 Max: 22
Current: -19
-45.2
22
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -52.78
WLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -15.06 vs. WLL: -52.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WLL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.7  Med: -2.3 Max: 15.1
Current: -52.78
-71.7
15.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,840.09
EPS (TTM) $ -11.79
Beta3.74
Volatility46.19%
52-Week Range $15.88 - 56.47
Shares Outstanding (Mil)90.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,109 2,335 2,548
EBIT (Mil $) 326 423 502
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,372 1,615 1,738
EPS ($) 2.11 3.61 4.43
EPS without NRI ($) 2.11 3.61 4.43
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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