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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.36
GASS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. GASS: 0.36 )
GASS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.36

Equity to Asset 0.59
GASS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. GASS: 0.59 )
GASS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.59

0.43
0.64
Interest Coverage 3.55
GASS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. GASS: 3.55 )
GASS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.55

0.14
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.81
M-Score: -2.56
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.04
GASS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.82 vs. GASS: 24.04 )
GASS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 45.1
Current: 24.04

1.14
45.1
Net-margin (%) 17.24
GASS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. GASS: 17.24 )
GASS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.78   Max: 39.67
Current: 17.24

-11.78
39.67
ROE (%) 4.44
GASS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GASS: 4.44 )
GASS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 15.93
Current: 4.44

-4.3
15.93
ROA (%) 2.52
GASS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. GASS: 2.52 )
GASS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.01   Max: 10.04
Current: 2.52

-2.01
10.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.15
GASS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 7.77 vs. GASS: 4.15 )
GASS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 14.39
Current: 4.15

0.22
14.39
Revenue Growth (%) -6.00
GASS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GASS: -6.00 )
GASS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6   Max: 175.5
Current: -6

-6
175.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.30
GASS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. GASS: 0.30 )
GASS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.6   Max: 241.2
Current: 0.3

-22.6
241.2
EPS Growth (%) 13.00
GASS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GASS: 13.00 )
GASS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.8   Max: 215.8
Current: 13

-32.8
215.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GASS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 1,177,300 sh (+17.8%)
Chuck Royce 1,335,473 sh (+5.92%)
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Q1 2014

GASS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 1,522,345 sh (+13.99%)
Jim Simons 1,114,291 sh (-5.35%)
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Q2 2014

GASS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,173,000 sh (+5.27%)
Chuck Royce 1,590,845 sh (+4.5%)
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Q3 2014

GASS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 1,650,945 sh (+3.78%)
Jim Simons 1,203,400 sh (+2.59%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GASS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$8.57 - $11.01 $ 5.37-44%0
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$9.7 - $11.69 $ 5.37-49%60000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.80
GASS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 25.30 vs. GASS: 8.80 )
GASS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.13   Max: 30.64
Current: 8.8

2.13
30.64
P/B 0.40
GASS's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GASS: 0.40 )
GASS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.4

0.19
1.64
P/S 1.50
GASS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. GASS: 1.50 )
GASS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.5

0.55
3.52
EV-to-EBIT 14.99
GASS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 20.59 vs. GASS: 14.99 )
GASS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -257.6   Max: 279.6
Current: 14.99

-257.6
279.6
PEG 0.55
GASS's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GASS: 0.55 )
GASS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.61
Current: 0.55

0.4
2.61
Shiller P/E 8.40
GASS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 38.40 vs. GASS: 8.40 )
GASS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 17.38
Current: 8.4

3.88
17.38
Current Ratio 2.15
GASS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. GASS: 2.15 )
GASS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.78
Current: 2.15

0.25
2.78
Quick Ratio 2.10
GASS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GASS: 2.10 )
GASS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.1

0.23
2.75

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.40
GASS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. GASS: 0.40 )
GASS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.4

0.25
1.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.08
GASS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. GASS: 6.08 )
GASS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 11.94   Max: 11.94
Current: 6.08

Price/Median PS Value 0.83
GASS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. GASS: 0.83 )
GASS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.78
Current: 0.83

0.38
1.78
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.42
GASS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GASS: 0.42 )
GASS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.37
Current: 0.42

0.27
1.37
Price/Graham Number 0.43
GASS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. GASS: 0.43 )
GASS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.43

0.23
1.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
GASS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. GASS: 6.60 )
GASS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 14.4
Current: 6.6

0.4
14.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.59
GASS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Shipping & Ports industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. GASS: -9.59 )
GASS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -177.6   Max: 6.1
Current: -9.59

-177.6
6.1

Business Description

Industry: Transportation & Logistics » Shipping & Ports
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Traded in other countries:S6W.Germany,
StealthGas Inc was incorporated in December 2004 in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Company through its subsidiaries owns a fleet of LPG carriers that provides international seaborne transportation services to LPG producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers chartered to oil producers, refiners and commodities traders. Its LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of crude oil and natural gas. The three medium range product carriers in its fleet are capable of carrying refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel, as well as edible oils and chemicals, while its Aframax tanker is used for carrying crude oil.
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