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Executive Summary

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the state of Texas. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

16.3%

SM

1.7%

US Oil and Gas

-1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-80.1%

SM

-45.5%

US Oil and Gas

12.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SM underperformed the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -45.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SM underperformed the US Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SMIndustryMarket
7 Day16.3%1.7%-1.5%
30 Day-11.6%-7.4%-1.8%
90 Day-47.0%-16.0%6.6%
1 Year-79.9%-80.1%-42.2%-45.5%15.4%12.9%
3 Year-87.7%-87.9%-43.0%-50.5%39.6%30.2%
5 Year-92.6%-92.8%-32.4%-45.6%93.4%71.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SM ($2.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($20.27)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

PE vs Market: SM 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 SM's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is SM Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

68.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

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

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

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

Revenue vs Market: SM's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SM's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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


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Past Performance

How has SM Energy performed over the past 5 years?

15.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SM is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SM is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SM is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 15.3% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-39.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SM has a negative Return on Equity (-24.59%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is SM Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SM's short term assets ($355.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($307.9M).

Long Term Liabilities: SM's short term assets ($355.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SM's debt to equity ratio (107.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SM's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 113% to 107.7% 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: Whilst unprofitable SM has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: SM is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 13.8% per year.


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Dividend

What is SM Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.93%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SM's dividend (0.93%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).

High Dividend: SM's dividend (0.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.7%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SM's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: SM is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SM'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?

5.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jay Ottoson (61 yo)

5.58yrs

Tenure

US$5,999,464

Compensation

Mr. Javan D. Ottoson, also known as Jay, has been the Chief Executive Officer of SM Energy Company since February 01, 2015 and had been its President since October 2012 until July 21, 2020. Mr. Ottoson ser ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jay's total compensation ($USD6.00M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.28M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Javan Ottoson
CEO & Director5.58yrsUS$6.00m0.33%
$ 805.8k
Herbert Vogel
President & COO0.17yrUS$3.16m0.15%
$ 375.1k
A. Pursell
Executive VP & CFO12yrsUS$2.66m0.17%
$ 419.1k
David Copeland
Executive VP9.67yrsUS$1.64m0.18%
$ 430.4k
Lehman Newton
Senior Vice President of Operations13.25yrsUS$1.31m0.085%
$ 208.0k
Patrick Lytle
Controller & Principal Accounting Officer1.83yrsno data0.017%
$ 41.3k
Jennifer Samuels
Vice President of Investor Relations5.33yrsno datano data
David Whitcomb
Vice President of Marketing12.08yrsUS$919.15k0.070%
$ 172.5k
Candace Lyon
Vice President of Human Resources2.67yrsno datano data
Kenneth Knott
Senior Vice President of Business Development & Land6.08yrsUS$1.05m0.065%
$ 160.3k
Mary Lutey
Senior VP of Development & Environmental and Health & Safety5.33yrsUS$1.20m0.083%
$ 202.2k

5.6yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: SM's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Javan Ottoson
CEO & Director5.58yrsUS$6.00m0.33%
$ 805.8k
Rose Robeson
Independent Director6.17yrsUS$236.00k0.061%
$ 150.5k
Ramiro Peru
Independent Director6.08yrsUS$216.00k0.088%
$ 216.5k
William Sullivan
Independent Chairman of the Boardno dataUS$301.02k0.16%
$ 388.9k
Loren Leiker
Independent Director8yrsUS$216.00k0.092%
$ 225.2k
Larry Bickle
Independent Director25.67yrsUS$216.00k0.18%
$ 441.0k
Julio Quintana
Independent Director14.17yrsUS$234.40k0.12%
$ 283.7k
Stephen Brand
Independent Director9.5yrsUS$231.00k0.071%
$ 174.0k
Carla Bailo
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$216.00k0.063%
$ 154.7k

7.1yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SM's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

SM Energy Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: SM Energy Company
  • Ticker: SM
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1908
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$244.942m
  • Shares outstanding: 114.46m
  • Website: https://www.sm-energy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • SM Energy Company
  • 1775 Sherman Street
  • Suite 1200
  • Denver
  • Colorado
  • 80203
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SMNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1992
SJLDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1992
0KZALSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDDec 1992

Biography

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the state of Texa ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/21 05:54
End of Day Share Price2020/09/18 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.