Briefing on the Fundamentals of Hess (HES)

Hess logged a -1.5% change during today's overnight session, and is now trading at a price of $136.28 per share. On average, analysts give it a target price of $171.88.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, explores, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The large-cap company is based in the United States. Hess currently returns an annual dividend yield of 1.2%.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying Hess:

  • Hess has moved 2.0% over the last year.

  • HES has a forward P/E ratio of 14.0 based on its EPS guidance of 9.72.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 32.2%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 3.49.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 4.83

Hess Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 3,850,000 221,000 3,629,000 -2.08
2022 3,944,000 238,000 3,706,000 35.9
2021 2,890,000 163,000 2,727,000 164.24
2020 1,333,000 301,000 1,032,000 -17.17
2019 1,642,000 396,000 1,246,000 -26.53
2018 1,939,000 243,000 1,696,000

Hess's free cash flows have a decent average of $2.34 Billion over the last 6 years, but they are highly variable since their coefficient of variability is 304.2%. The compounded average growth rate over this period is 13.5%.

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