CLR - Continental Resources, Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-0.25 (-0.80%)
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Previous Close31.19
Bid30.92 x 1200
Ask30.95 x 3000
Day's Range30.27 - 31.04
52 Week Range28.49 - 71.95
Avg. Volume2,473,701
Market Cap11.582B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.75
PE Ratio (TTM)12.38
EPS (TTM)2.50
Earnings DateOct 28, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.20 (0.67%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-11-06
1y Target Est51.78
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  • Energy's Dumb Money May Be Wising Up

    Energy's Dumb Money May Be Wising Up

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- When the market doesn’t go your way, there’s a certain deflective comfort to be found in blaming the market. The slump in energy stocks has spurred some talk of getting out of public markets altogether – even as one company, Saudi Aramco, is apparently considering finally taking a giant plunge into them. Conflicting signals, yes, but united in one important aspect. Harold Hamm, CEO of fracker Continental Resources Inc., was asked on the latest earnings call what value there was in the company remaining public. The stock has fallen by more than half since last October to about $30, while the consensus target is about $51, according to figures compiled by Bloomberg. Hamm responded he didn’t see a lot of value in it “in today’s market,” and the analyst commiserated on the herd’s apparent short-sightedness, saying “there’s clearly something broken there.”Over in the power sector, Vistra Energy Corp.’s CEO, Curtis Morgan, fielded a similar question for similar reasons. While professing “faith” in public markets, he added that going private must be considered if the stock’s perceived discount doesn’t ultimately close.There are specific reasons why this question was asked of these two companies. Hamm owns almost 77% of Continental anyway, so the free float is currently valued at just $2.8 billion. Vistra, meanwhile, has private equity deep in its DNA, being one piece resulting from the 2007 buyout of TXU Corp. and run by an alumnus of Energy Capital Partners LLC.Public markets aren’t paragons of rationality, with the wisdom of the crowd repeatedly giving way to the mania of the mob. But it’s tough to argue the market is “broken” here. After all, if it’s irrational now, then wasn’t that also the case five years ago, when Continental traded at about $80 just as oil prices began to slip? Recall the company sold its hedging book around that time, ditching its insurance against an oil crash, with Hamm in November 2014 telling, coincidentally, the same analyst:… We feel like we're at the bottom rung here on the [oil] prices and we'll see them recover pretty drastically, pretty quick.Clearly, there isn’t a public-market monopoly on getting stuff wrong.The private market has its own checkered record in energy. There have been obvious blowups, such as KKR & Co. Inc.’s forays with Samson Resources Corp. and, of course, TXU. Vistra’s sector, merchant generation, has a long history of keeping bankruptcy judges busy, which is precisely why it’s one of only two public companies left – and why both are diversifying into more stable retail operations.Continental and Vistra have sold off for similar and quite rational reasons. Oil and gas prices are in the tank, and forecasts for Continental’s earnings take their cue from that. Similarly, as expectations of a hot and profitable summer in the Texas power market have cooled off, so Vistra’s stock has dropped with power futures.This cuts both ways, and investors with a bullish view on energy prices are free to swoop in. They haven’t. That may reflect such ordinary things as fear of a recession, but I think it has more to do with a deterioration in one longstanding reason to own energy stocks: gaining exposure to the underlying commodity.Chalk it up to a mixture of hindsight and foresight. Investors have noticed, especially with E&P companies, that past windfalls generated by price rallies tended to accrue to drilling budgets and executive compensation instead of them. Looking ahead, fundamental shifts in the energy market – from shale to renewables to peak demand forecasts to trade wars – inject volatility and raise doubts about long-term pricing. Rather than put a big multiple on future earnings tied to commodity prices and growth, investors prioritize near-term free cash flow that can underpin dividends – show me the money, in other words.You can see this in E&P valuation multiples. Traditionally, these swung low when oil prices were very high, in anticipation of an inevitable cyclical downswing, and rose when prices fell, pricing in the next recovery. In this latest cycle, however, that relationship has changed. When oil prices fell sharply in 2015 and 2016, valuation multiples soared (and equity issuance spiked). But when oil dropped in late 2018 and this summer, multiples fell alongside it.Similarly, while Bloomberg NEF reports Texas’ wholesale electricity market is the tightest it’s been since the lucrative summer of 2011, investors aren’t paying up for the option in Vistra’s stock. That may be a trust thing, in part, as the timetable for deleveraging set by Vistra when it bought Dynegy Inc. has slipped. But it also reflects the quite reasonable concern that new renewable capacity, especially solar power, could loosen Texas’ electricity market quite quickly – as has happened in the past.The higher risks around energy earnings and damaged trust means investors demand more to buy into them – meaning a higher cost of capital expressed in lower valuations.Herein lies a lesson for Saudi Arabian Oil Co., to give it its full name. The seemingly endless saga of Aramco’s IPO has been dogged by the $2 trillion market-cap target voiced by Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in 2016. As I wrote here, that number reflected a simplistic valuation of Aramco’s vast reserves, even though today’s oil investors prioritize dividends partly because they suspect barrels not due to be produced for another few decades may never see the light of day. Just like earnings streams for Continental and Vistra, the benefit of the doubt, expressed as a high multiple, has diminished.Talk of an Aramco IPO was revived, somewhat jarringly, in the same week Saudi officials were trying to talk up sagging oil prices. Maybe the IPO talk remains just that, but it could also mean Saudi Arabia may actually go ahead, even if that finally buries the $2 trillion fantasy. Facing chronic deficits, Riyadh could use the money; and, as cynics often contend, the public market is where the dumb – that is, cheap – money is to be found. The one catch is that, when it comes to energy, the dumb money looks a little wiser these days.To contact the author of this story: Liam Denning at ldenning1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Gongloff at mgongloff1@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Continental's (CLR) Q2 Earnings Miss on Lower Oil Prices

    Continental's (CLR) Q2 Earnings Miss on Lower Oil Prices

    Continental Resources' (CLR) second-quarter 2019 results are affected by lower commodity price realizations and higher operating expenses.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of CLR earnings conference call or presentation 6-Aug-19 4:00pm GMT

    Q2 2019 Continental Resources Inc Earnings Call


    Shale Bloodbath Continues: Continental Loses Half Its Market Value In 10 Months

    Continental Resources has lost around US$15 billion of its market capitalization since October 2018, shedding more than half of its value as investors are losing faith

  • PR Newswire

    Continental Resources Announces Partial Redemption Of 5% Senior Notes Due 2022

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) ("Continental" or the "Company") announced today that it will redeem $500 million in aggregate principal amount, representing approximately 31% of the $1.6 billion in aggregate principal amount currently outstanding, of its 5% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes") on September 12, 2019, the redemption date for the Notes. The redemption price for the Notes called for redemption will be equal to 100.833% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the redemption date in accordance with the terms of the Notes and the indenture under which the Notes were issued. The Notes to be redeemed will be selected in accordance with the procedures of The Depository Trust Company.

  • Shale Billionaire Hamm Says Little Value in His Public Listing

    Shale Billionaire Hamm Says Little Value in His Public Listing

    (Bloomberg) -- It’s such a bad time to be a publicly traded oil company that Harold Hamm, the billionaire founder and chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc., was asked whether it’s still worth it.“In today’s market, we don’t see a lot of value in it,” Hamm said Tuesday on the company’s earnings conference call, in response. “But we can’t control the market. We can control what we’re dealing with here on a daily basis, and that’s what we’re doing.”Hamm, 73, who owns 76.57% of Continental, has seen the company shed about $15 billion of its market capitalization since October. It’s now valued at less than $12 billion.Shares of shale producers have taken a beating in recent months as investors grow increasingly impatient with the sector’s track record of burning cash without producing enough returns. The S&P index of independent explorers has tumbled 51% since early October.In little more than three months, Hamm’s net worth has shrunk by roughly $3 billion, to about $9.4 billion, data compiled by Bloomberg show.But Hamm said the latest share buyback program by his Oklahoma City-based company, which focuses on the Bakken shale of North Dakota, isn’t aimed at going private. Rather, the goal is to purchase stock that’s undervalued, he said.“We believe the buyback coupled with dividends and capital discipline, which we’ve exhibited for a long time, will ultimately return value to where it should be fairly traded,” Chief Financial Officer John Hart said on the call.Shares of Continental briefly spiked above $32 shortly after Hamm’s comments, but pared gains to close 0.3% lower at $31.46 in New York.To contact the reporter on this story: David Wethe in Houston at dwethe@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Casey at, Carlos CaminadaFor more articles like this, please visit us at©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Continental Resources Inc (CLR) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
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    Continental Resources Inc (CLR) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    CLR earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • Oil Struggles As Markets Rocked By Trade War

    Oil Struggles As Markets Rocked By Trade War

    Oil prices have had a tough start to the week as the trade war between China and the U.S. intensified and the Treasury Department labelled China a currency manipulator

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Continental Resources to drop seven rigs in Oklahoma citing efficiency gains

    Independent shale producer Continental Resources on Tuesday said it will decrease the number of rigs it operates in Oklahoma to 12 from 19 this year, citing improved productivity. "The key thing here is it emphasizes the efficiency gains we've received from our rigs," Continental President Jack Stark said during an earnings call with investors. U.S. shale production has climbed to record levels, even as oil companies are running fewer rigs.

  • Continental Resources (CLR) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates

    Continental Resources (CLR) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates

    Continental Resources (CLR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -1.67% and 3.63%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • Top Bakken Producer Boosts Output Forecasts After Mixed Q2 Results
    Investor's Business Daily

    Top Bakken Producer Boosts Output Forecasts After Mixed Q2 Results

    Continental Resources earnings missed but the shale giant boosted its production outlook, while falling crude oil prices force other companies to pull back.

  • PR Newswire

    Continental Resources Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

    Increasing Shareholder Returns through Share Repurchases & Dividend 2019 Production Guidance Increased; LOE and G&A Expense Guidance Decreased - Releasing 7 Rigs in the South by Year-End 2019 Due to Springer ...

  • Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR): Set To Experience A Decrease In Earnings?
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    Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR): Set To Experience A Decrease In Earnings?

    After Continental Resources, Inc.'s (NYSE:CLR) recent earnings announcement in March 2019, it seems that analyst...

  • Oil Stocks To Buy: Here Are U.S. Shale, Market Cap Leaders
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    Oil Stocks To Buy: Here Are U.S. Shale, Market Cap Leaders

    When weighing which oil stocks to buy, consider which ones are the leaders in U.S. shale or are already big players making moves in top plays like the Permian.

  • PR Newswire

    Public & Private Oil & Gas Companies Scheduled for The Oil & Gas Conference® Represent $158 Billion in Energy Industry Market Capitalization

    The event is EnerCom's 24th annual Denver investment conference. At this year's conference, c-level leadership of leading oil and gas companies will present their plans for drilling and completing wells, discuss well results and capital efficiency, and estimate capital expenditures and production for the balance of 2019 and into 2020.

  • Lagoon Water Solutions Strikes Deal With Continental Resources
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    Lagoon Water Solutions Strikes Deal With Continental Resources

    Lagoon and Continental enter long-term deal for water gathering, disposal, recycling and sourcing OKLAHOMA CITY , July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lagoon Water Solutions; Oklahoma's premier water midstream ...

  • What's in Store for Continental Resources (CLR) Q2 Earnings?

    What's in Store for Continental Resources (CLR) Q2 Earnings?

    Continental Resources' (CLR) second-quarter 2019 results are expected to be affected by lower crude prices.

  • PR Newswire

    Continental Resources Announces $85 Million Divestiture Of Water Handling Facility In STACK And Strategic Initiatives

    OKLAHOMA CITY, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) ("Continental" or the "Company") today announced the sale of its eastern STACK water gathering and recycling system in Blaine County, Oklahoma for $85 million to Lagoon Water Solutions ("Lagoon"). Along with the divestiture, Continental has entered into a long-term arrangement with Lagoon to provide water sourcing, gathering and disposal services for Continental's future development in the area. Continental owns and operates three additional water infrastructure systems in Oklahoma, as well as ten additional systems in the Bakken.


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  • Should You Be Impressed By Continental Resources, Inc.'s (NYSE:CLR) ROE?
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    Should You Be Impressed By Continental Resources, Inc.'s (NYSE:CLR) ROE?

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...

  • PR Newswire

    Continental Resources To Announce Second Quarter 2019 Results On Monday, August 5, 2019

    Earnings Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET OKLAHOMA CITY , July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) (the Company) plans to announce second ...

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    S&P Reaches New Record After Trade Ceasefire

    S&P; Reaches New Record After Trade Ceasefire

  • PR Newswire

    EnerCom Announces Further Presenting Companies at The Oil & Gas Conference® 2019

    70+ oil & gas industry management teams will discuss 2019-2020 operations at EnerCom's 24th Denver energy investment conference DENVER , June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The oil and gas companies presenting ...