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California Resources corporate report

California Resources corporate report

Report summary

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is the most financially stretched operator in our Focused US peer group. Almost from inception, the company has been in survival mode courtesy of the US$6.4 billion debt taken on as part of its late 2014 spin-off from Occidental. The oil price was already declining as the IPO was launched. With no hedging in place to protect against further declines, CRC was left with no option but to abandon growth ambitions and cut capital aggressively. Asset sales have been attempted to de-lever its unsustainable balance sheet, but a moribund M&A market has stymied any deals, contributing to investors concerns over the company's long-term viability.

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The upstream oil and gas industry conducts activities against a backdrop of growing energy and environmental challenges. Political instabilities, international conflicts and government and environmental regulation have all impacted the production process.

This has forced companies to re-examine their corporate strategy, moving away from high-risk exploratory drilling to lower-risk exploration in mature basins as they search for increased returns.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Company report offers thought-provoking insight into corporate financial health, investment strategy and operational outlook supported by our proprietary asset data and energy research experts.

Widely used by both the energy and financial sectors, our report gives you a unique perspective on key strategic and financial challenges, as well as opportunities facing this oil and gas company.

Wood Mackenzie provides an independent evaluation and expert opinion on the operational performance, strategy and future of the world's top oil and gas companies. Our unique, objective analysis helps you understand, validate, compare and challenge market and corporate views so you can assess strategic opportunities.

  • Executive summary
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Summary
      • Key success factors:
  • Valuation
  • Financial health
    • Financial health overview
      • Net debt outlook / Liquidity position
      • Options to free up capital / risks to this outlook
  • Resources, reserves and production
    • Resources and reserves overview
    • Production overview
  • Portfolio summary
  • Economic assumptions
    • Wood Mackenzie Corporate Service: our response to low oil prices

In this report there are 17 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Valuation
    • Benchmark: share price performance
    • Market premium / discount to WM base case NPV,10
  • Financial health
    • Cash flow breakevens evolution
    • Net debt outlook
  • Resources, reserves and production
    • Reserve and resources detail
    • Benchmark: reserves and resource life
    • Reported and forecasted production
    • Benchmark: production CAGR
  • Portfolio summary
    • Portfolio summary: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions
    • Base price assumptions (nominal terms)
    • Base price assumptions (nominal terms)
    • Base, high and low Brent (nominal terms)
    • High price assumptions
    • Low price assumptions
    • Valuation assumptions
    • Foreign exchange rate assumptions
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