Apache Corp

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APA : NYSE : Basic Materials
$66.55 up 0.05 | 0.075%
Today's Range: 65.92 - 67.19
Avg. Daily Volume: 4174800.0
12/09/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

APACHE CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. APACHE CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.41 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 34.05% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1439.01606.0
EBITDA ($mil)12.0-2711.0
EBIT ($mil)-790.0-3819.0
Net Income ($mil)-607.0-4143.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1230.01655.0
Total Assets ($mil)23149.027812.0
Total Debt ($mil)8722.08777.0
Equity ($mil)6469.09809.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin11.19-161.77
EBITDA Margin0.83-168.8
Operating Margin-54.9-237.8
Sales Turnover0.220.28
Return on Assets-36.44-40.09
Return on Equity-132.8-101.37
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.011.88
Interest Expense118.0126.0
Interest Coverage-6.69-30.31

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)379.43378.02
Div / share0.250.25
Book value / share17.0525.95
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4523830.02906419.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.82 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 22.94. 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, APACHE CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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APA NM Peers 40.56   APA 13.02 Peers 13.38

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.

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


Average. 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.

APA is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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APA 52.09 Peers 57.97   APA NA Peers 2.13

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.

APA'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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APA 3.82 Peers 22.94   APA 13.79 Peers -248.32

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.

APA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

APA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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APA 4.81 Peers 2.75   APA -35.06 Peers -20.46

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.

APA 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.

APA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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