Cimarex Energy Co (XEC) is a leading oil & gas e&p business based in the US. It opened the day at $39.18 after a previous close of $39.36. During the day the price has varied from a low of $38.47 to a high of $39.66. The latest price was $39.54 (25 minute delay). Cimarex Energy is listed on the NYSE and employs 747 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cimarex Energy's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $25.55, which is 39.87% down on its pre-crash value of $42.49 and 110.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $12.15.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cimarex Energy shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $327.75 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $617.54.
|52-week range||$11.8628 - $53.7193|
|50-day moving average||$32.8779|
|200-day moving average||$28.2769|
|Wall St. target price||$42.93|
|Dividend yield||$0.88 (2.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.943|
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|3 months (2020-10-16)||54.76%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||54.88%|
Valuing Cimarex Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cimarex Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cimarex Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Cimarex Energy shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Cimarex Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.43. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cimarex Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cimarex Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $985.6 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cimarex Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.6%|
|Return on equity TTM||-84.92%|
|Market capitalisation||$4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.7 million Cimarex Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Cimarex Energy's "short interest". This figure is 32.4% down from 2.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cimarex Energy shares can be evaluated.
Cimarex Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cimarex Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cimarex Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Cimarex Energy's SIR currently stands at 0.99. In other words for every 100,000 Cimarex Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 990 shares are currently held short.
However Cimarex Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cimarex Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cimarex Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cimarex Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cimarex Energy shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0188% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cimarex Energy shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cimarex Energy.
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Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Cimarex Energy.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 53.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cimarex Energy's overall score of 53.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 102nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cimarex Energy is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 28.48/100
Cimarex Energy's environmental score of 28.48 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cimarex Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 18.23/100
Cimarex Energy's social score of 18.23 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cimarex Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.19/100
Cimarex Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cimarex Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Cimarex Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Cimarex Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||53.4|
|Total ESG percentile||101.58|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 48.86% of net profits
Recently Cimarex Energy has paid out, on average, around 48.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cimarex Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cimarex Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.
While Cimarex Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cimarex Energy may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Cimarex Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Cimarex Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.8628 up to $53.7193. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cimarex Energy's is 2.5323. This would suggest that Cimarex Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. As of December 31, 2019, it had a total proved reserves of 619.6 million barrels of oil equivalent, consisting of 1.53 trillion cubic feet of natural gas; 169.8 million barrels (MMBbls) of oil; and 194.5 MMBbls of natural gas liquids primarily located in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent regions. The company also owned interests in 2,782 net productive oil and gas wells. Cimarex Energy Co. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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