NYSE:WLL

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Executive Summary

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-11.7%

WLL

-6.8%

US Oil and Gas

-5.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

n/a

WLL

-49.2%

US Oil and Gas

10.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how WLL performed against the US Oil and Gas industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how WLL performed against the US Market.


Shareholder returns

WLLIndustryMarket
7 Day-11.7%-6.8%-5.3%
30 Day-9.7%-1.9%-2.1%
90 Dayn/a-17.8%1.7%
1 Yearn/a-46.0%-49.2%12.9%10.4%
3 Yearn/a-49.7%-56.4%34.3%25.4%
5 Yearn/a-46.7%-57.1%73.7%54.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Whiting Petroleum 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: WLL ($14.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($39.92)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WLL has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Whiting Petroleum forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

101.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WLL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: WLL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: WLL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WLL's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WLL's revenue (1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

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


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Past Performance

How has Whiting Petroleum performed over the past 5 years?

4.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WLL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WLL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WLL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 4.9% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WLL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-35%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WLL's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is Whiting Petroleum's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WLL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: WLL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WLL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: WLL's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


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: WLL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WLL has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Whiting Petroleum current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WLL'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 WLL'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?

1.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Lynn Peterson (67 yo)

no data

Tenure

US$6,617

Compensation

Mr. Lynn Alan Peterson serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation since September 1, 2020 and serves as its President since 2020. He serves as the Chief Executive Offic ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Charles Rimer
Executive VP of Operations & COO1.83yrsUS$3.48m0.0016%
$ 8.6k
Bruce DeBoer
Chief Administrative Officer1.17yrsUS$2.46m0.0025%
$ 13.5k
Lynn Peterson
Presidentno dataUS$6.62kno data
James Henderson
Executive VP of Finance & CFOno datano datano data
Sirikka Lohoefener
VP of Accounting & Controller0.75yrno data0.00070%
$ 3.8k
Chris Edwards
Vice President of Human Resources1.17yrsno datano data
Jeffrey Stein
Chief Restructuring Officerno datano datano data

1.2yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WLL's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WLL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: WLL only recently listed within the past 12 months, with total shares outstanding growing by -58.1% in the past year..


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • Ticker: WLL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1980
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$542.991m
  • Shares outstanding: 38.05m
  • Website: https://www.whiting.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • 1700 Lincoln Street
  • Suite 4700
  • Denver
  • Colorado
  • 80203-4547
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WLL1 *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesNew Common StockMXMXNSep 2020
WHT2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Common StockDEEURSep 2020
WLLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesNew Common StockUSUSDSep 2020

Biography

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the R ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/31 00:30
End of Day Share Price2020/10/30 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.