Cimarex Energy Co

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XEC : NYSE : Basic Materials
$114.75 up 1.06 | 0.93%
Today's Range: 112.70 - 115.03
Avg. Daily Volume: 958,900
07/26/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CIMAREX ENERGY CO's gross profit margin for the first 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. CIMAREX ENERGY CO is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.43 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 36.01% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)240.6361.0
EBITDA ($mil)-148.02-416.39
EBIT ($mil)-278.42-634.9
Net Income ($mil)-186.13-414.94

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)676.64120.93
Total Assets ($mil)4901.267860.05
Total Debt ($mil)1486.211500.0
Equity ($mil)2614.334086.14

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin-55.75-110.93
EBITDA Margin-61.52-115.34
Operating Margin-115.72-175.87
Sales Turnover0.270.28
Return on Assets-44.48-0.58
Return on Equity-83.39-1.13
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio2.611.01
Interest Expense20.8121.26
Interest Coverage-13.38-29.87

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)94.8287.67
Div / share0.160.16
Book value / share27.5746.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume967988.01434759.0


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 4.24 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.73. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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XEC NM Peers 70.76   XEC 16.96 Peers 306.30

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.


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.

XEC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
XEC 48.65 Peers 39.26   XEC NA Peers 2.07

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

XEC is trading at a significant premium to 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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  Earnings Growth
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XEC 4.24 Peers 11.73   XEC -3623.80 Peers -202.73

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.

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  Sales Growth
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XEC 8.33 Peers 2.43   XEC -39.06 Peers -25.78

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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