Unit Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:UNT)

About Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)

Unit Corporation logoUnit Corporation is an oil and natural gas contract drilling company. The Company has operations in the exploration and production and mid-stream areas. The Company operates through three segments: Oil and Natural Gas, Contract Drilling and Mid-Stream. It is primarily engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of oil and natural gas properties, the land contract drilling of natural gas and oil wells, and the buying, selling, gathering, processing and treating of natural gas. Its Oil and Natural Gas operations are carried out by its subsidiary Unit Petroleum Company. Contract Drilling operations are carried out by its subsidiary Unit Drilling Company. Its drills onshore oil and natural gas wells for its own account, as well as for other oil and natural gas companies. Its Mid-Stream operations are carried out by its subsidiary Superior Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Its mid-stream operations consist of buying, selling, gathering, processing and treating natural gas.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling
  • Symbol: NYSE:UNT
  • CUSIP: 90921810
  • Web: www.unitcorp.com
  • Market Cap: $952.48 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 52,886,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.06
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $18.93
  • 52 Week Range: $15.29 - $30.63
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 352.69
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.76
  • P/E Growth: 0.80
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $673.99 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.41
  • Book Value: $23.53 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.77
  • EBITDA: $294.64 million
  • Net Margins: 0.39%
  • Return on Equity: 2.07%
  • Return on Assets: 1.01%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.65%
  • Current Ratio: 0.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
  • Average Volume: 515,020 shs.
  • Beta: 2.84
  • Short Ratio: 7.87

Frequently Asked Questions for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)

What is Unit Corporation's stock symbol?

Unit Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNT."

How were Unit Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $170.58 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $178.59 million. Unit Corporation had a return on equity of 2.07% and a net margin of 0.39%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.15) EPS. View Unit Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Unit Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Unit Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Unit Corporation.

Where is Unit Corporation's stock going? Where will Unit Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Unit Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate Unit Corporation's stock price to reach $25.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Unit Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Unit Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Unit Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "UNIT CORP. is engaged in the land contract drilling of oil and natural gas wells, the development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties, and the marketing of natural gas. Its principal areas of operations are located in the Anadarko and Arkoma Basins, which cover portions of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas and has additional producing properties located in other states, including but not limited to, New Mexico, Louisiana, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Alabama and Mississippi. " (10/12/2017)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, "What Happened:
    • Unit produced slightly less than we projected on the quarter, but stayed in line with its band of guidance. Specifically, the company finished 1Q17 at 41.5 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (Mboe) per day (down 9% from prior quarter), and 4% shy of our own estimates (43.0 Mboe/d). In regards to Unit’s midstream segment, the company saw an 8% contraction in gas gathered, in addition to a 10% decline in gas processed, over the same time period. Despite the aforementioned declines, Unit still managed a slight (1%) increase in total revenue, driven in large measure by higher realized prices.
    • To that point, Unit earned $48.68 per barrel (bbl) of oil in 1Q, 6% higher than the prior quarter and essentially in line with our projection of $48.53. Natural gas prices were 13% stronger on a sequential basis, while natural gas liquids (NGL’s) led the pack with a 22% improvement.
    • In looking to Unit’s contract drilling segment, the active rig count increased to 25.5, from 19.5 contracted rigs in 4Q16. We did however note a weakening in day rates, with Unit earning $15,835 per day, versus our estimate of $16,800 and $16,866 in the previous quarter.
    Our Take:
    • In our view, Unit continues to be hampered more by external (i.e. global oil and gas prices) factors, than by internal operations. Despite having 3 distinct business segments (and thus a diversification of revenue sources), the risk attributable to each is highly correlated in our view. Thus as downturns occur across the oil and gas space, Unit is vulnerable to see downturns across all three fronts.
    • Still, we contend that Unit’s approach to managing risk, shielded the firm well during the past 18-24 month downturn in global oil prices. We point specifically to its measured approach to production growth, along with what we consider to be a solid balance sheet. Specifically, Unit’s net debt to total capital ratio remains below 40%, while its interest coverage ration exceeds 7.5x by our calculation. Finally, we anticipate that Unit will continue to keep spending levels within its operating cash flows.
    • We do not think that we are out of the woods yet as it relates to pricing. In fact, investors should be aware of a recent retracement in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices to $45 per barrel. In candor, the recent behavior in oil prices (i.e. a series of lower highs before this recent downturn), gives us pause. Additionally, recent data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), implies that oil inventories remain near the upper limit of historic averages. Still we contend that Unit should be able to weather another leg down, given its aforementioned balance sheet. Moreover, we expect that Unit will be opportunistic in adding to its hedge book to protect against further price declines.
    • We get the sense from management statements that each of Unit’s segments are entering the beginning stages of “growth mode”. Indeed, we made note of the uptick in contracted rigs in 1Q17, and expect an additional increase in the upcoming quarter as well. As it relates to production, we expect sequential increases for the remainder of 2017.
    • We reiterate our BUY rating, and maintain our $30 price target. We arrive at our price target, using our internal sum of the parts NAV calculation for Unit’s upstream assets. Additionally, we value Unit’s drilling company and midstream operations using a multiple of projected EBITDA from each respective unit. Finally, we make adjustments for balance sheet data, along with the value of undeveloped acreage.
    " (5/8/2017)

Who are some of Unit Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Unit Corporation's key executives?

Unit Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • J. Michael Adcock, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Larry D. Pinkston, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • David T. Merrill, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Robert H. Parks Jr., Manager and President of Superior Pipeline Company, L.L.C.
  • John H. Cromling, Executive Vice President - Unit Drilling Company
  • Mark E. Schell, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Frank Q. Young, Executive Vice President of Unit Petroleum Company
  • G. Bailey Peyton IV, Director
  • Gary R. Christopher, Independent Director
  • Steven B. Hildebrand, Independent Director

Who owns Unit Corporation stock?

Unit Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.23%) and Shell Asset Management Co. (0.06%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Unit Corporation.

Who sold Unit Corporation stock? Who is selling Unit Corporation stock?

Unit Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Shell Asset Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unit Corporation.

Who bought Unit Corporation stock? Who is buying Unit Corporation stock?

Unit Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nationwide Fund Advisors. View Insider Buying and Selling for Unit Corporation.

How do I buy Unit Corporation stock?

Shares of Unit Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Unit Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Unit Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.01.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Unit Corporation (NYSE UNT)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  177 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  208 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  385
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $25.25 (40.20% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Price Target History for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Analysts' Ratings History for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/17/2017KLR GroupDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
9/17/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$25.00LowView Rating Details
8/3/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetHold$26.00MediumView Rating Details
5/8/2017National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$30.00 -> $30.00HighView Rating Details
6/24/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
5/6/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Strong-Buy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Earnings by Quarter for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Unit Corporation (NYSE UNT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$0.13N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.06$0.07$178.59 million$170.58 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.23$0.15$177.58 million$175.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q4 2016$0.07$0.23$168.29 million$174.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3 16($0.08)$0.04$152.05 million$153.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2($0.22)($0.15)$131.05 million$138.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1($0.40)($0.41)$157.08 million$136.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415($0.20)($0.14)$179.34 million$172.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315($0.28)$0.03$204.75 million$212.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q2($0.18)($0.12)$224.50 million$214.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q1 15($0.16)$0.08$262.75 million$255.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.82$0.80$408.20 million$378.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314$1.09$1.37$410.98 million$401.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$1.15$1.13$398.93 million$405.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014$1.14$1.29$379.30 million$387.99 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q4 13$0.94$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$1.00$0.85$341.92 million$333.78 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.93$1.01$331.41 million$340.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.88$0.92$330.53 million$318.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.96$0.97$327.88 million$317.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.87$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.89$0.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.59
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.18
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.13$0.24$0.19
Q2 20174$0.05$0.20$0.12
Q3 20174$0.07$0.16$0.12
Q4 20174$0.07$0.24$0.17
Q1 20181$0.27$0.27$0.27
Q2 20181$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q3 20181$0.31$0.31$0.31
Q4 20181$0.34$0.34$0.34
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.28%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.57%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/1/2016John G NikkelDirectorBuy2,000$5.72$11,440.00View SEC Filing  
1/22/2016John G NikkelDirectorBuy2,000$8.62$17,240.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Larry C PayneDirectorBuy2,000$11.31$22,620.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015G Bailey Iv PeytonDirectorBuy6,000$14.99$89,940.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Gary R ChristopherDirectorBuy10,000$15.21$152,100.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2015G Bailey Iv PeytonDirectorBuy3,000$22.50$67,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015Larry D PinkstonCEOBuy3,500$28.84$100,940.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015G Bailey Iv PeytonDirectorBuy3,000$29.00$87,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015Mark E SchellGeneral CounselSell5,500$31.15$171,325.00View SEC Filing  
3/26/2015Robert ParksInsiderSell10,590$27.61$292,389.90View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014John G NikkelDirectorBuy11,000$33.16$364,760.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014G Bailey Iv PeytonDirectorBuy3,000$37.00$111,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2014Robert ParksInsiderSell6,931$63.65$441,158.15View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014John NikkelDirectorSell10,150$65.36$663,404.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014King KirchnerDirectorSell7,000$63.23$442,610.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014J Michael AdcockDirectorSell7,000$61.02$427,140.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014William MorganDirectorSell3,500$61.30$214,550.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2013John CromlingEVPSell9,176$50.45$462,929.20View SEC Filing  
10/11/2013Mark SchellGeneral CounselSell3,919$48.28$189,209.32View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Mark E SchellGeneral CounselSell4,500$46.50$209,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2012John G NikkelDirectorSell6,874$40.55$278,740.70View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Unit Corporation (UNT) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

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