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This summary was created by AI, based on 12 opinions in the last 12 months.

The experts' reviews suggest that Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (BIR-T) is facing challenges in terms of negative momentum, missed estimates, and a decrease in production. However, the company's balance sheet remains strong, and there is confidence in the stability of the dividend. The consensus is that the stock has the potential for growth, but caution is advised due to the current market conditions. Overall, the stock is seen as undervalued with a high dividend yield, but there are concerns about the impact of natural gas prices on the dividend's sustainability.

Consensus
Caution
Valuation
Undervalued
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RISKY
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As part of Birchliff's orderly and planned leadership succession process, Jeff Tonken retired as CEO effective December 31, 2023, and Chris Carlsen is now the President and CEO. BIR has $244M in net debt, representing a small 0.9X net debt/EBITDA ratio and 0.15 debt/equity ratio. A rough estimation of ~$55M in quarterly cash from operations and ~$50M in CAPEX, along with ~$55M in quarterly dividends, equates to approximately $50M of debt issued each quarter to service its current dividend. It is tough to gauge exactly what the company might do if gas prices remain at these levels, but we feel the company is less likely to cut the dividend than it is to issue debt or equity to fund the dividends. At its currently low debt levels, we believe the company will likely continue increasing its debt to fund its yield.
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DON'T BUY

His numbers show burning $25M of debt to satisfy dividend next year. US nat gas supply's at all-time high. Won't cut dividend, unless gas price goes down materially due to a warm winter. Strong balance sheet. Trades at a premium. 13% downside from here. Yields almost 12%.

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WEAK BUY
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Negative momentum would be the main issue holding us back right now. It is down 18% in November alone, and with the 3Q 'miss' and the big negative shift in the energy sector, it is hard to step in aggressively without at least some stabilization. BIR is down 34% this year, and could also still see a bit more tax loss selling. A shift in momentum is never easy to time perfectly, but in this case we would be more willing to pay a bit more if the stock price can at least stabilize for a period of time. Without this, we would be OK with a slow beginning accumulation of stock if it moves close to the low $6 level.
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oil / gas
HOLD
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The update was slightly negative as free cash flow missed estimates. Earnings did as well. Spending was 'slightly higher' which also added to debt. EPS was 6c vs 9c expected. Cash flow was $71.4M vs estimates $85.6M. Production fell 5% to 74,143 b/d. Per share cash flow was 27c vs $1.01 last year. Capex was $67.5M. Production was in line with estimates. 12-month payout ratio is still below 50% on operating cash flow. Consider strong growth is still expected in 2024, the stock's decline seems a bit harsh to us. The balance sheet also remains in excellent shape. 
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BUY ON WEAKNESS

Very high dividend yield has been a concern given natural gas prices. Expecting dividend to remain where it is. Better names to buy in sector. Expecting ~$8 share price. 

oil / gas
DON'T BUY

If natural gas price doesn't go up, they'll have to cut the dividend. They, and others, were too optimistic on the commodity price when setting the base dividend. Trades at 5x $80 oil. Natural gas is tough.

oil / gas
HOLD
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Thedividend is guaranteed, but considering a) current prices and outlook b) a very strong balance sheet; c) payout ratio and d) the fact that it was only just increased in January, it is not a dividend we would be overly concerned with.
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BUY

Decline in earnings forecast. Doesn't think dividend will be cut. Balance sheet is very strong. Even with short-term pressure, dividend doesn't need to be cut. Likes energy stocks.

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PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Apr 04/22, Down 0.5%)

The oil and gas sector has been under-invested for a long time so there is good upside in the long term. It has a good balance sheet, nice dividend, good revenue and value. The downside is limited.

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TOP PICK

Very cheap. Huge upside potential. CEO says he'll cut capex before he'll cut the dividend. Lovely yield of 9.26%.

(Analysts’ price target is $12.17)
oil / gas
DON'T BUY

Not a great company to own at current share price.
Good time to sell shares.
Currently not covering dividend with strip price
Will have to take on debt.
Better names to own in sector.

oil / gas
COMMENT
Rotate between BIR and MEG?

Makes sense. MEG is a pure oil play with long-life reserves, and BIR is more levered to natural gas. You're adding a new level of risk to switch back and forth. The risk is you do it at the wrong time and end up losing. The volatility is beautiful on the upside, but kills you on the downside. Instead, buy ARX with decent nat gas, and a light oil play since they bought Seven Generations, and production growth. Then you don't have to make the decisions about moving back and forth. 

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BUY

Gas weighted company.
Long term is a good investment, but will be volatile in the short time.
LNG in Canada starting soon.
9% dividend yield with current share price.
Finally have clean balance sheet (lowered debt).

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DON'T BUY
BIR vs. PEY vs. ARX

LNG Canada is bringing a significant export opportunity for all Canadian nat gas companies towards the end of 2025. This will be transformational. He likes all Canadian nat gas producers on a volume basis. His preference is ARX, as it's diversified with undeveloped land. Prefers PEY to BIR; management is stronger, though its dividend will be subject to commodity prices, can grow production long-term. 

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COMMENT
Share have been hurt because of weak natural gas prices. BIR's debt-free aims may be delayed by a year because of this. He is positive nat gas, because the move to renewables from fossil fuels will take time.
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Birchcliff Energy Ltd.(BIR-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 6

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 2

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 4

Total Signals / Votes : 12

Stockchase rating for Birchcliff Energy Ltd. is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.(BIR-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Birchcliff Energy Ltd. stock symbol?

Birchcliff Energy Ltd. is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol BIR-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BIR-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:BIR or BIR-T

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On 2024-02-23, Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (BIR-T) stock closed at a price of $5.29.