USEG  U.s. Energy Corp.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Energy

Industry

Oil & Gas Production

Market Cap.

4.72M

Weak Balance Sheet

USEG's financial position is not ideal. The key is to check whether USEG is using debt to fuel its growth and the sustainability of that tendency. Highly capital intensive businesses (see Economic Moat) follow this route, which can deeply impact the future prospects of the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Cash 79.40M 65.09M 56.64M 25.22M 13.04M 3.01M 5.92M 4.04M 3.61M 2.52M
Current Assets 82.73M 72.77M 62.10M 29.82M 37.14M 26.02M 13.16M 7.50M 6.84M 4.89M
Total Assets 131.40M 142.63M 146.72M 156.02M 162.44M 140.83M 126.80M 123.52M 33.13M 16.77M
Current Liabilities 8.09M 19.98M 8.67M 18.76M 20.94M 13.25M 7.19M 7.97M 16.61M 10.93M
Total Liabilities 16.30M 30.80M 17.59M 25.33M 35.66M 24.71M 17.74M 16.13M 17.66M 13.01M
Stockholder' Equity 115.10M 111.83M 129.13M 130.69M 126.78M 116.12M 109.06M 107.40M 15.48M 3.76M
Current Ratio 10.22 3.64 7.16 1.59 1.77 1.96 1.83 0.94 0.41 0.45
TL-to-TA 0.12 0.22 0.12 0.16 0.22 0.18 0.14 0.13 0.53 0.78

Low or No Reinvestment of Profits over the past 10 years

USEG has either been retaining a small amount of their earnings or has done so inconsistently. A lack of consistency could be due to USEG operating at a loss or them having such a strong economic moat they feel comfortable spending profits on growth. Be wary of future prospects and if applicable, inspect the moat's sustainability.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Retained Earnings 19.05M 17.66M 9.49M 8.71M 3.91M -7.34M -14.72M -16.81M -109.71M -123.83M
Retained Earnings Growth - -7.29% -46.30% -8.14% -55.17% -287.89% -100.55% -14.21% -552.66% -12.87%