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.
Fair value with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has WPX Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WPX has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: WPX exceeded the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -17.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WPX underperformed the US Market which returned 19.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is WPX Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIs WPX Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:WPX) 16% ROE Better Than Average?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWe Wouldn't Rely On WPX Energy's (NYSE:WPX) Statutory Earnings As A Guide
2 months ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Down 26%
Is WPX Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WPX ($12.18) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($2.8)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WPX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (10.2x).
PE vs Market: WPX is good value based on its PE Ratio (7x) compared to the US market (18.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WPX is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WPX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.8x).
How is WPX Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WPX's forecast earnings growth (14.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: WPX's earnings (14.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WPX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WPX's revenue (15.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WPX's revenue (15.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WPX's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.7%).
How has WPX Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WPX has a large one-off gain of $316.0M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WPX became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WPX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 27.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: WPX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WPX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-13.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WPX's Return on Equity (15.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is WPX Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WPX's short term assets ($816.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($930.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: WPX's short term assets ($816.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WPX's debt to equity ratio (47.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WPX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 48.9% to 47.4% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: WPX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WPX's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).
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: WPX is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: WPX is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is WPX Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WPX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WPX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WPX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WPX'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 WPX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rick Muncrief (60yo)
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
Compensation vs Market: Rick's total compensation ($USD11.33M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.36M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Chairman of the Board||5.8yrs||US$11.33m||0.43% $21.8m|
|Executive VP & CFO||5.9yrs||US$4.01m||0.12% $6.1m|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||6.2yrs||US$2.13m||0.067% $3.4m|
|Executive Vice President of Business Development||3.8yrs||US$3.23m||0.11% $5.8m|
|VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer||5.3yrs||no data||0.014% $726.2k|
|Senior VP of Administration & CIO||4.1yrs||no data||0.015% $786.6k|
|Director of Investor Relations||8.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Midstream & Marketing||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Development||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WPX's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
|CEO & Chairman of the Board||5.8yrs||US$11.33m||0.43% $21.8m|
|Independent Director||8.2yrs||US$285.00k||0.029% $1.5m|
|Independent Director||8.2yrs||US$270.00k||0.020% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||8.2yrs||US$270.00k||0.013% $645.0k|
|Lead Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$290.00k||0.035% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||8.2yrs||US$270.00k||0.027% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||6.1yrs||US$270.00k||0.019% $966.9k|
|Independent Director||8.2yrs||US$279.40k||0.0079% $399.7k|
|Independent Director||1.9yrs||US$290.00k||0.0038% $191.5k|
Experienced Board: WPX's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WPX insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 4.6%.
WPX Energy, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: WPX Energy, Inc.
- Ticker: WPX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$5.078b
- Shares outstanding: 416.94m
- Website: https://www.wpxenergy.com
Number of Employees
- WPX Energy, Inc.
- 3500 One Williams Center
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WPX||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2011|
|WPE||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2011|
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 657 wells and owns interests in 808 wells covering an area of approximately 130,000 net acres located in Delaware Basin, Texas and New Mexico; and operates 323 wells and owns interests in 87 wells that covers an area of approximately 85,087 net acres situated in the Williston Basin, North Dakota. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved reserves of 479.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/21 00:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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