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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
FST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. FST: 0.06 )
FST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.06

0
0.25
Equity to Asset 0.03
FST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. FST: 0.03 )
FST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.06   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.03

-0.06
0.54
Interest Coverage 0.45
FST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. FST: 0.45 )
FST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 6.01
Current: 0.45

0.29
6.01
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: -2.73
M-Score: -4.12
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.28
FST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. FST: 12.28 )
FST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -186.56   Max: 35.79
Current: 12.28

-186.56
35.79
Net-margin (%) 16.74
FST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. FST: 16.74 )
FST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -212.81   Max: 32.1
Current: 16.74

-212.81
32.1
ROE (%) 135.72
FST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.03 vs. FST: 135.72 )
FST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -113.37   Max: 135.72
Current: 135.72

-113.37
135.72
ROA (%) 6.61
FST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.95 vs. FST: 6.61 )
FST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -58.54   Max: 7.45
Current: 6.61

-58.54
7.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.62
FST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.16 vs. FST: 6.62 )
FST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.46   Max: 16.3
Current: 6.62

-63.46
16.3
Revenue Growth (%) -15.80
FST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. FST: -15.80 )
FST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.3   Max: 20.2
Current: -15.8

-30.3
20.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -18.10
FST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FST: -18.10 )
FST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 31.6
Current: -18.1

-18.1
31.6
EPS Growth (%) -28.10
FST's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. FST: -28.10 )
FST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: 154.6
Current: -28.1

-28.1
154.6
» FST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

FST Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 3,141,195 sh (+158.2%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,800 sh (+23.34%)
Steven Cohen 10,067,600 sh (+15.62%)
Westport Asset Management 1,099,595 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 921,900 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital 262,637 sh (-4.2%)
» More
Q3 2013

FST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 10,622,960 sh (+5.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 43,000 sh (+0.47%)
Westport Asset Management 1,099,595 sh (unchged)
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Jim Simons 24,895 sh (-99.21%)
» More
Q4 2013

FST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 102,060 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,609 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,810,495 sh (+7172.52%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 4,000,645 sh (-62.34%)
Westport Asset Management 282,500 sh (-74.31%)
» More
Q1 2014

FST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Third Avenue Management 4,000,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 4,802,997 sh (+165.29%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 107,260 sh (+5.1%)
Westport Asset Management 282,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FST

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$3.51 - $6.41 $ 2.16-52%102060
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.84%$12.03 - $14.8 $ 2.16-83%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 Add 51.65%0.29%$8.89 - $16.92 $ 2.16-84%2470000
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$8.89 - $16.92 $ 2.16-84%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.7%$14.89 - $28.15 $ 2.16-90%1628800
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 Sold Out $24.93 - $37.99 $ 2.16-93%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 2.10
FST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FST: 2.10 )
FST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 407.1
Current: 2.1

1.65
407.1
P/B 7.50
FST's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. FST: 7.50 )
FST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 8.48
Current: 7.5

0.29
8.48
P/S 0.60
FST's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. FST: 0.60 )
FST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 4.18
Current: 0.6

0.49
4.18
EV-to-EBIT 21.75
FST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 582.01 vs. FST: 21.75 )
FST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 64.5
Current: 21.75

4.4
64.5
Current Ratio 0.59
FST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FST: 0.59 )
FST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.59

0.25
1.71
Quick Ratio 0.59
FST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. FST: 0.59 )
FST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.59

0.25
1.71

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.40
FST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FST: 0.40 )
FST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.87
Current: 0.4

0.15
2.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
FST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FST: 4.70 )
FST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 22.7
Current: 4.7

1.6
22.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -206.21
FST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -11.90 vs. FST: -206.21 )
FST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -320.2   Max: 13
Current: -206.21

-320.2
13

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Forest Oil Corp was incorporated in New York in 1924, as the successor to a company formed in 1916, and has been a publicly held company since 1969. It is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and liquids mainly in North America. The Company operates in one industry segment, oil and gas exploration and production, and has one reportable geographical business segment, the United States. Its core operational areas are in the Texas Panhandle Area, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, and the East Texas / North Louisiana Area. The Company has 19 gross (13 net) wells in progress in the United States. During 2012, it drilled a total of 139 gross (77 net) wells, of which 30 were classified as exploratory and 109 were classified as development. The Company's 2012 drilling program, which primarily consisted of horizontal wells, achieved a 96% success rate. Its natural gas production is generally sold on a month-to-month basis in the spot market, priced in reference to published indices. The Company's oil production is generally sold under short-term contracts at prices based upon refinery postings or NYMEX WTI monthly averages and is typically sold at the wellhead. Its natural gas liquids production is typically sold under term agreements at prices based on postings at large fractionation facilities. The Company encounters competition in all aspects of its business, including acquisition of properties and oil and gas leases, marketing oil and gas, obtaining services and labor, and securing drilling rigs and other equipment necessary for drilling and completing wells. The Company's oil and gas operations are subject to various United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations and foreign laws and regulations.

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