Cairn Energy PLC operates as an independent oil and gas exploration, development, and production company. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Cairn Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CNE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CNE's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
GB Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: CNE underperformed the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned 30.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CNE underperformed the UK Market which returned 22.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Cairn Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StBullish: Analysts Just Made A Huge Upgrade To Their Cairn Energy PLC (LON:CNE) Forecasts
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Shareholders Are Less Likely To Approve A Large Pay Rise For Cairn Energy PLC's (LON:CNE) CEO For Now
4 months ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Of Cairn Energy (LON:CNE) Must Be Happy With Their 141% Total Return
Is Cairn Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CNE (£1.28) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£1.02)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CNE is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CNE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: CNE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CNE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CNE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (1.1x).
How is Cairn Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CNE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-27.5% per year).
Earnings vs Market: CNE is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: CNE's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CNE's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CNE's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-10.1% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CNE's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.6%)
How has Cairn Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CNE is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CNE is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CNE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 0.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CNE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CNE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-23.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CNE has a negative Return on Equity (-10.44%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Cairn Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CNE's short term assets ($661.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($142.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: CNE's short term assets ($661.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($366.9M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CNE is debt free.
Reducing Debt: CNE had no debt 5 years ago.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: CNE has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if CNE has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Cairn Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CNE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CNE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CNE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CNE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CNE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Simon Thomson (56 yo)
Mr. Simon John Thomson has been Chief Executive Officer of Cairn Energy Plc (Holding Company of Agora Oil and Gas AS) since July 1, 2011. Mr. Thomson serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cairn Energy plc a...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Simon's total compensation ($USD2.02M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD976.57K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Simon's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: CNE's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CNE's board of directors are considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Cairn Energy PLC's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Cairn Energy PLC
- Ticker: CNE
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1980
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: UK£629.946m
- Shares outstanding: 493.30m
- Website: https://www.cairnenergy.com
Number of Employees
- Cairn Energy PLC
- 50 Lothian Road
- EH3 9BY
- United Kingdom
Cairn Energy PLC operates as an independent oil and gas exploration, development, and production company. It holds a portfolio of exploration, development, and production assets in the United Kingdom, Isra...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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