USEG  U.s. Energy Corp.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Energy

Industry

Oil & Gas Production

Market Cap.

8.99M

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
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Cash 18.25M 79.40M 65.09M 56.64M 25.22M 13.04M 3.01M 5.92M 4.04M 3.61M
Current Assets 43.33M 82.73M 72.77M 62.10M 29.82M 37.14M 26.02M 13.16M 7.50M 6.84M
Total Assets 51.90M 131.40M 142.63M 146.72M 156.02M 162.44M 140.83M 126.80M 123.52M 33.13M
Current Liabilities 11.60M 8.09M 19.98M 8.67M 18.76M 20.94M 13.25M 7.19M 7.97M 16.61M
Total Liabilities 18.92M 16.30M 30.80M 17.59M 25.33M 35.66M 24.71M 17.74M 16.13M 17.66M
Stockholder' Equity 32.98M 115.10M 111.83M 129.13M 130.69M 126.78M 116.12M 109.06M 107.40M 15.48M
Current Ratio 3.74 10.22 3.64 7.16 1.59 1.77 1.96 1.83 0.94 0.41
TL-to-TA 0.36 0.12 0.22 0.12 0.16 0.22 0.18 0.14 0.13 0.53

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
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Retained Earnings -39.10M 19.05M 17.66M 9.49M 8.71M 3.91M -7.34M -14.72M -16.81M -109.71M
Retained Earnings Growth - 148.72% -7.29% -46.30% -8.14% -55.17% -287.89% -100.55% -14.21% -552.66%