NYSE:WPX

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Acceptable track record and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.7%

NYSE:WPX

-2.0%

US Oil and Gas

-1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-46.5%

NYSE:WPX

-26.0%

US Oil and Gas

-3.0%

US Market

WPX underperformed the Oil and Gas industry which returned -26% over the past year.

WPX underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -3% over the past year.


Share holder returns

WPXIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.7%-2.0%-1.6%
30 Day1.3%-10.8%-5.7%
90 Day-9.9%-10.6%0.2%
1 Year-46.5%-46.5%-23.3%-26.0%-0.8%-3.0%
3 Year-12.9%-12.9%-9.5%-17.6%38.1%29.1%
5 Year-61.8%-61.8%-34.8%-43.8%50.8%34.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is WPX Energy undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

7.06x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

WPX Energy's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

WPX Energy's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

WPX Energy is good value based on earnings compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average.

WPX Energy is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

WPX Energy is poor value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

WPX Energy is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average.


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Future Growth

How is WPX Energy expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 20 analysts?

3.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

WPX Energy's revenue is expected to grow by 8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

WPX Energy's earnings are expected to grow by 3.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

WPX Energy's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

WPX Energy's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.

WPX Energy's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

WPX Energy is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

How has WPX Energy performed over the past 5 years?

29.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

WPX Energy has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.

WPX Energy has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.

WPX Energy has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Oil and Gas industry average.


Return on Equity

WPX Energy has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

WPX Energy used its assets more efficiently than the US Oil and Gas industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

WPX Energy has become profitable over the past 3 years. This is considered to be a significant improvement in its use of capital (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is WPX Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

WPX Energy's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

WPX Energy's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

WPX Energy's level of debt (47.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (43.7% vs 47.3% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (50.5%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 3.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.4x debt.


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Dividend

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

0.042%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate WPX Energy's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate WPX Energy's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as WPX Energy has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if WPX Energy's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as WPX Energy has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

No need to calculate the sustainability of WPX Energy's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.


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Management

What is the CEO of WPX Energy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

5.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Rick Muncrief (60yo)

5.3yrs

Tenure

US$11,325,367

Compensation

Mr. Richard E. Muncrief, also known as Rick, has been the Chief Executive Officer of WPX Energy, Inc. since May 15, 2014 and served as its President. Mr. Muncrief served as Senior Vice President of Operati ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Rick's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Rick's compensation has increased in line with WPX Energy recently becoming profitable.


Management Age and Tenure

5.0yrs

Average Tenure

48yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the WPX Energy management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

7.7yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

The tenure for the WPX Energy board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$64618 Jan 19
Clay Gaspar
EntityIndividual
Role
President
President & COO
Shares50
Max PriceUS$12.92
SellUS$1609 Nov 18
William Lowrie
EntityIndividual
Shares1
Max PriceUS$16.06

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Bryan Guderian (60yo)

    Executive Vice President of Business Development

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.23m
  • Stephen Brilz

    VP & Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Rick Muncrief (60yo)

    CEO & Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$11.33m
  • J. Vann (48yo)

    Executive VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 5.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$4.01m
  • Clay Gaspar (47yo)

    President & COO

    • Tenure: 1.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$5.39m
  • Dennis Cameron (56yo)

    Executive VP & General Counsel

    • Tenure: 5.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.13m
  • Larry Faulkner (47yo)

    VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
  • Angela Kouplen (45yo)

    Senior VP of Administration & CIO

    • Tenure: 3.6yrs
  • David Sullivan

    Manager of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
  • Greg Horne

    Vice President of Midstream & Marketing

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs

Board Members

  • Jack Lentz (74yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$285.00k
  • John Carrig (67yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$270.00k
  • David Work (73yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$270.00k
  • Kelt Kindick (64yo)

    Lead Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$290.00k
  • Kim Lubel (54yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$270.00k
  • Karl Kurz (57yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 5.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$270.00k
  • Robert Herdman (70yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$279.40k
  • Rick Muncrief (60yo)

    CEO & Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$11.33m
  • Valerie Williams (62yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$290.00k

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: WPX Energy, Inc.
  • Ticker: WPX
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$4.292b
  • Shares outstanding: 422.40m
  • Website: https://www.wpxenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • WPX Energy, Inc.
  • 3500 One Williams Center
  • Tulsa
  • Oklahoma
  • 74172
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WPXNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 2011
WPEDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 2011

Biography

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. The company operates  ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/25 00:24
End of Day Share Price2019/08/23 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
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.