NasdaqCM:ZN

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Executive Summary

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. operates as an oil and gas exploration company in Israel.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Zion Oil & Gas's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

111.8%

ZN

-2.1%

US Oil and Gas

2.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

33.5%

ZN

-36.0%

US Oil and Gas

15.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ZN exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -36.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ZN exceeded the US Market which returned 14.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ZNIndustryMarket
7 Day111.8%-2.1%2.5%
30 Day65.8%-3.6%5.8%
90 Day31.8%-1.4%18.2%
1 Year33.5%33.5%-32.8%-36.0%18.4%15.9%
3 Year-87.4%-87.4%-34.3%-41.4%39.9%30.9%
5 Year-73.7%-73.7%-34.9%-45.2%72.9%54.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Zion Oil & Gas's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Zion Oil & Gas undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

3.5x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ZN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).


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Future Growth

How is Zion Oil & Gas forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

54.0%

Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Zion Oil & Gas has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Zion Oil & Gas performed over the past 5 years?

-27.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ZN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ZN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ZN is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 27.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ZN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-24.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ZN has a negative Return on Equity (-29.36%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Zion Oil & Gas's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ZN's short term assets ($9.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: ZN's short term assets ($9.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($3.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ZN's debt to equity ratio (12.9%) is considered satisfactory.

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


Balance Sheet


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: ZN has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: ZN has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 19.3% each year


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Dividend

What is Zion Oil & Gas's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ZN'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 ZN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ZN'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 ZN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Robert Dunn

0.17

Tenure

US$267,250

Compensation

Mr. Robert William-A. Dunn has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. since June 11, 2020. Mr. Dunn has been Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Zion Oil & Gas, ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD267.25K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD607.19K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Robert's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Robert Dunn
CEO, COO & Director0.17yrUS$267.25k0.029%
$ 22.5k
William Avery
President6.92yrsUS$307.31k0.35%
$ 270.0k
Michael Croswell
CFO, VP of Administration3.25yrsUS$198.74k0.18%
$ 138.1k
Jeffrey Moskowitz
VP, MD of Israel Branch & Director0.92yrUS$7.00kno data
Martin Van Brauman
Senior VP6.33yrsUS$238.22k0.20%
$ 158.6k

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

67yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ZN's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Robert Dunn
CEO, COO & Director0.17yrUS$267.25k0.029%
$ 22.5k
William Avery
President6.92yrsUS$307.31k0.35%
$ 270.0k
Michael Croswell
CFO, VP of Administration3.25yrsUS$198.74k0.18%
$ 138.1k
Jeffrey Moskowitz
VP, MD of Israel Branch & Director0.92yrUS$7.00kno data
Martin Van Brauman
Senior VP6.33yrsUS$238.22k0.20%
$ 158.6k
Paul Oroian
Independent Lead Directorno dataUS$51.60k0.0087%
$ 6.8k
John Brown
Founder & Executive Chairman20.33yrsUS$296.33k0.47%
$ 366.7k
Kent Siegel
Independent Director7.67yrsUS$55.60k0.0029%
$ 2.2k
Forrest Garb
Independent Director14.75yrsUS$77.60k0.0018%
$ 1.4k
Lee Russell
Director3.25yrsUS$139.30k0.023%
$ 18.0k
Harvey Scammahorn
Independent Director7.83yrsUS$55.60k0.0058%
$ 4.5k
Virginia Prodan
Independent Director2.08yrsUS$18.00kno data

6.3yrs

Average Tenure

71yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ZN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 137.5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
  • Ticker: ZN
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$78.015m
  • Shares outstanding: 173.37m
  • Website: https://www.zionoil.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
  • 12655 North Central Expressway
  • Suite 1000
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • 75243
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ZNNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 2007
3QODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 2007

Biography

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. operates as an oil and gas exploration company in Israel. It holds a petroleum exploration license onshore Israel, the Megiddo-Jezreel License comprising an area of approximately 99,00 ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/04 00:07
End of Day Share Price2020/08/03 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.