Friday, November 30, 2012

How Quickly Rising Gas Prices Deleverage Chesapeake

My latest Seeking Alpha article:

What really strikes me is how much Chesapeake's balance sheet is deleveraged by these EBITDA increases. From an Enterprise Value to EBITDA of 3.9 to 1 in 2012 Chesapeake could get down to under 2 to 1 with an increase in natural gas prices. Throw in the debt reduction that Chesapeake plans from assets sales that are designed to reduce net debt to $9.5 billion and this company starts to look almost sensibly leveraged.

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