DB:MPLN

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Tellurian Inc. plans to develop, own, and operate a natural gas business and to deliver natural gas to customers worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Limited growth with worrying balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Tellurian's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MPLN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.4%

MPLN

-2.8%

DE Oil and Gas

-0.9%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-30.3%

MPLN

74.7%

DE Oil and Gas

12.8%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: MPLN underperformed the German Oil and Gas industry which returned 74.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MPLN underperformed the German Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MPLNIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.4%-2.8%-0.9%
30 Day-9.6%-1.1%0.6%
90 Day-10.9%25.7%2.9%
1 Year-30.3%-30.3%79.7%74.7%16.3%12.8%
3 Yearn/a13.1%3.8%15.8%5.7%
5 Yearn/a310.6%247.0%19.7%3.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Tellurian's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Tellurian undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

7.77x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate MPLN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate MPLN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MPLN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: MPLN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MPLN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MPLN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.8x) compared to the DE Oil and Gas industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Tellurian forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

31.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MPLN is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: MPLN is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: MPLN is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: MPLN's revenue (63.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MPLN's revenue (63.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MPLN is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.


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Past Performance

How has Tellurian performed over the past 5 years?

-27.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MPLN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: MPLN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MPLN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -27.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MPLN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: MPLN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-5.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: MPLN has a negative Return on Equity (-71.81%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Tellurian's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MPLN's short term assets ($110.9M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($116.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: MPLN's short term assets ($110.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($75.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MPLN's debt to equity ratio (65.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if MPLN's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: MPLN has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: MPLN's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.8x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: MPLN has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: MPLN has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -45% each year


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Dividend

What is Tellurian's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.3%markettop25%3.6%industryaverage6.3%forecastin3Years0%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate MPLN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate MPLN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MPLN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if MPLN's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of MPLN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Meg Gentle (45yo)

3yrs

Tenure

US$1,264,750

Compensation

Ms. Meg A. Gentle serves as a Director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurian Inc. since February 2017 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurian Investments since August  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Meg's total compensation ($USD1.26M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.52M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Meg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Meg Gentle
President3yrsUS$1.26m4.84% $70.9m
Antoine Lafargue
Senior VP & CFO3.5yrsUS$898.38k0.27% $3.9m
Robert Teague
Executive VP & COO3yrsUS$6.84m2.63% $38.5m
Khaled Sharafeldin
Chief Accounting Officer3yrsUS$747.38k0.26% $3.8m
Daniel Belhumeur
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer3yrsUS$812.10k0.51% $7.4m
Amit Marwaha
Director of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Joi Lecznar
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communication0yrsno datano data
Amos Hochstein
Senior Vice President of Marketing0yrsno datano data
Margery Harris
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer0yrsno datano data
Mark Evans
Senior Vice President of Gas Supply3.8yrsno datano data

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: MPLN's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Meg Gentle
President3yrsUS$1.26m4.84% $70.9m
Charif Souki
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman3yrsUS$202.01k11.68% $170.9m
Donald Turkleson
Independent Director2.9yrsUS$199.08k0.081% $1.2m
Martin Houston
Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman3yrsUS$202.30k9.64% $141.1m
Brooke Peterson
Independent Director3yrsUS$199.08k0.25% $3.7m
Dillon Ferguson
Independent Director3yrsUS$199.08k0.098% $1.4m
Diana Derycz-Kessler
Independent Director3yrsUS$199.08k0.033% $480.6k
Eric Festa
Independent Director1.2yrsno datano data

3.0yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: MPLN's board of directors are considered experienced (3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Tellurian Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Tellurian Inc.
  • Ticker: MPLN
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 2015
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$1.589b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$1.463b
  • Shares outstanding: 244.32m
  • Website: https://www.tellurianinc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Tellurian Inc.
  • 1201 Louisiana Street
  • Suite 3100
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77002
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TELLNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesNew Common StockUSUSDFeb 2017
MPLNDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Common StockDEEURFeb 2017
0LE3LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesNew Common StockGBUSDFeb 2017

Biography

Tellurian Inc. plans to develop, own, and operate a natural gas business and to deliver natural gas to customers worldwide. The company is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) marketing, and infrastructure assets that includes an approximately 27.6 million tons per annum LNG export facility and an associated pipeline in southwest Louisiana. As of December 31, 2018, it owned interests in approximately 10,233 net acres of natural gas properties, and 52 producing wells located in the Haynesville Shale trend of north Louisiana. Tellurian Inc. has a strategic partnership with TOTAL S.A. to develop the Driftwood LNG project located in Louisiana. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/22 23:38
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.