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COP : NYSE : Energy Minerals
$54.7 up 1.1 | 2.1%
Today's Range: 53.91 - 55.47
Avg. Daily Volume: 5675600.0
03/20/18 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CONOCOPHILLIPS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. CONOCOPHILLIPS has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.53 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 12.48% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)8119.06809.0
EBITDA ($mil)2856.01867.0
EBIT ($mil)1055.0-114.0
Net Income ($mil)1579.0-35.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)10097.03660.0
Total Assets ($mil)73362.089772.0
Total Debt ($mil)19703.027275.0
Equity ($mil)30607.034974.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin38.8634.04
EBITDA Margin35.1727.41
Operating Margin12.99-1.67
Sales Turnover0.40.26
Return on Assets-1.16-4.02
Return on Equity-2.79-10.33
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.761.25
Interest Expense259.0349.0
Interest Coverage4.07-0.33

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1177.111237.27
Div / share0.270.25
Book value / share26.028.27
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5836697.06023798.0


HOLD. 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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.08 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 24.41. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, CONOCOPHILLIPS seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
COP NM Peers 44.17   COP 8.99 Peers 8.37

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.

COP'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.

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

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  Price to
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premium   discount
COP 18.07 Peers 20.30   COP NA Peers 0.58

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

COP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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
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lower   higher
COP 2.08 Peers 24.41   COP 77.67 Peers 514.44

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.

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

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
COP 2.19 Peers 1.94   COP 22.84 Peers 30.87

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.

COP is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


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

COP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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