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Midstates Petroleum Co Inc
MPO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$5.86 up0.08 | 1.38%
Today's Range: 5.74 - 6.05
Avg. Daily Volume: 368,900
10/05/15 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MIDSTATES PETROLEUM CO INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, but still managed to outperform when compared to the average company in its industry. MIDSTATES PETROLEUM CO INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.45 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 225.31% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)74.75147.99
EBITDA ($mil)-463.29105.65
EBIT ($mil)-518.9434.15
Net Income ($mil)-598.44-2.1

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)151.0429.66
Total Assets ($mil)1796.242243.28
Total Debt ($mil)1924.411654.15
Equity ($mil)-322.8257.58

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin-604.4280.47
EBITDA Margin-619.7571.39
Operating Margin-694.1923.07
Sales Turnover0.380.25
Return on Assets-32.8-18.95
Return on Equity0.0-171.38
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio1.670.66
Interest Expense45.9637.16
Interest Coverage-11.290.92

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)7.177.05
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share-45.0536.56
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume546119.0911657.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MPO NM Peers 24.74   MPO 0.13 Peers 21.65

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

MPO's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

MPO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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MPO NM Peers 52.91   MPO NA Peers 0.34

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

MPO's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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MPO NM Peers 9.37   MPO -46.56 Peers -40.37

Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

MPO's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, MPO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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MPO 0.06 Peers 1.81   MPO 21.64 Peers -10.93

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

MPO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

MPO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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