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Cimarex Energy Co
XEC : NYSE : Basic Materials
$118.03 | %
Today's Range: 116.93 - 120.54
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,166,400
11/27/15 - 1:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CIMAREX ENERGY CO's gross profit margin for the third 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. CIMAREX ENERGY CO is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.41 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 22.48% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)356.06649.74
EBITDA ($mil)-993.51440.14
EBIT ($mil)-1181.78219.36
Net Income ($mil)-763.28144.32

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)899.31563.66
Total Assets ($mil)6336.368644.09
Total Debt ($mil)1500.01500.0
Equity ($mil)3433.974429.97

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin-273.370.86
EBITDA Margin-279.0367.74
Operating Margin-331.9133.76
Sales Turnover0.270.28
Return on Assets-26.877.38
Return on Equity-49.5814.4
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio2.571.36
Interest Expense21.4220.88
Interest Coverage-55.1810.51

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)94.5687.25
Div / share0.160.16
Book value / share36.3250.77
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1227747.01169845.0


HOLD. 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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.18 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.41. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, CIMAREX ENERGY CO seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
XEC NM Peers 61.62   XEC 11.53 Peers 8.95

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.

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


Premium. 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.

XEC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
XEC 100.28 Peers 39.58   XEC NA Peers 1.96

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.

XEC'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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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
XEC 3.18 Peers 7.41   XEC -355.26 Peers -298.85

Discount. 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.

XEC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

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

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
XEC 6.49 Peers 1.98   XEC -30.07 Peers -22.70

Premium. 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.

XEC is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

XEC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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