BP, (BP) gets a lot of interest from investors, and has a lot of articles written about it. Many of these articles feature the generous dividend the company pays, upon which many retirees rely for income. Other articles feature the depressed stock price relative to its cohort group, and talk about how as oil prices ratchet up, the holders of BP equities should prosper. All of this is true, and I have written some of each of each type of article. But, they get a teensy bit dull…can’t they?
BP stock was cheap a year and a half ago in comparison to other Super Major oil companies, like Shell, (RDS.A, RDS.B), Chevron, (CVX), and others. Looking at the share price alone that is. If you got into the financials (as you should when making an investment decision), BP had no EPS, its multiple was in the stratosphere, it was borrowing to cover that nice dividend…it just went on and on, one negative after another.
It was cheap for a reason to be sure. There were actually a lot of reasons, that are well known to all, but if you knew the company, as I did, you knew there was value in the BP organization. One of my earliest articles for SA was to extol BP’s seemingly daring approval of Mad Dog Phase II in the GoM. I was out there, pretty much all alone, at the time, saying, that not only was this the right thing for a company like BP to be doing, but it was in fact absolutely essential they make these type of decisions.
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Paul Ausick]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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