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- The Noble Energy, Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Noble Energy, Inc. business.
About Noble Energy, Inc.
Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids worldwide. The company operates primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-continent, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico areas in the U.S., with key international operations offshore Israel and West Africa.
Crude Oil and Natural Gas Properties and Activities
The company searches for crude oil and natural gas properties, seeks to acquire exploration rights in areas of interest and conduct exploratory activities. These activities include geophysical and geological evaluation and exploratory drilling, where appropriate, on properties for which the company has acquired exploration rights. Its properties consist primarily of interests in developed and undeveloped crude oil and natural gas leases and concessions. The company also owns natural gas processing plants and natural gas gathering and other crude oil and natural gas related pipeline systems, which are primarily used in the processing and transportation of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production.
The company engages in crude oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation and development activities throughout the onshore U.S. In 2009, the company was awarded 22 new leases in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2009, its onshore U.S. portfolio included 956,000 net developed acres and 1.3 million net undeveloped acres. It holds interests in 103 offshore blocks in the Gulf of Mexico.
Northern Region: The Northern region consists of the companys operations in the Rocky Mountain area, which includes the DJ (Wattenberg field), Piceance, San Juan, and Wind River basins, as well as the Niobrara (Tri-State) and Bowdoin fields. The Northern region also includes the Mid-continent area, consisting of properties in the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Wattenberg Field: The Wattenberg field, located in the DJ basin of north central Colorado, is the companys onshore the U.S. field.
Mid-continent Area: The Mid-continent area includes properties in the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas. During 2009, the company drilled or participated in 31 development wells. The company drilled 20 wells using horizontal drilling techniques.
Other Northern Region
Piceance Basin: The Piceance basin in western Colorado is a North America natural gas basin and is characterized by low-porosity rock. In 2009, the company drilled or participated in 48 development wells and one exploratory well, 100% of which were successful.
Tri-State Area (Niobrara): The companys operations in the Tri-State area (eastern Colorado, extending into Kansas and Nebraska) center primarily around the development of the Niobrara Trend (approximately 96% operated working interest).
Wind River Basin: At Iron Horse in the Wind River Basin (88% operated working interest) located in central Wyoming, the company drilled 18 development wells during 2009.
Bowdoin and San Juan: The company the Bowdoin field (approximately 63% operated working interest), located in north central Montana and the San Juan basin (approximately 82% operated working interest), located in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado. It drilled or participated in a total of 13 development wells in the Bowdoin field and San Juan basin.
The Southern region includes the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and onshore areas primarily in Texas and Louisiana.
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: The company holds leases on 103 deepwater Gulf of Mexico blocks, representing approximately 390,000 net acres.
Gunflint (Mississippi Canyon Block 948; 37.5% operated working interest and Mississippi Canyon Block 949; 43.75% operated working interest): The company owns additional seismic information and is preparing to drill one or two appraisal wells in 2010. It is the operator of the development.
Galapagos Development Project including Isabela (Mississippi Canyon Block 562, 33% non-operated working interest) and Santa Cruz (Mississippi Canyon Blocks 519/563, 23.25% operated working interest): During 2009, the company approved the Galapagos development project
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1. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Noble Energy, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Noble Energy, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Noble Energy, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Noble Energy, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Energy Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Noble Energy, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Noble Energy, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Noble Energy, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Noble Energy, Inc. Major Shareholders
Noble Energy, Inc. History
Noble Energy, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Noble Energy, Inc. Offices and Representations
Noble Energy, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Noble Energy, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Noble Energy, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Noble Energy, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Energy Industry Statistics
Noble Energy, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Noble Energy, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Noble Energy, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Noble Energy, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Noble Energy, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Noble Energy, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Noble Energy, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Noble Energy, Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?