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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 : 1/10

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Cash to Debt 0.12
GST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. GST: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset -0.56
GST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GST: -0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.56  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.74
Current: -0.56
-0.56
0.74
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -7.73
M-Score: -10.87
WACC vs ROIC
11.33%
-104.59%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) -507.04
GST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -73.05 vs. GST: -507.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -507.04  Med: -18.35 Max: 45.8
Current: -507.04
-507.04
45.8
Net-margin (%) -551.66
GST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -84.71 vs. GST: -551.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -551.66  Med: -15.49 Max: 56.23
Current: -551.66
-551.66
56.23
ROA (%) -95.56
GST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -15.07 vs. GST: -95.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -95.56  Med: -0.44 Max: 11.21
Current: -95.56
-95.56
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -103.50
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -24.68 vs. GST: -103.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -103.5  Med: -0.44 Max: 13.19
Current: -103.5
-103.5
13.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.80
GST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. GST: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.1  Med: 20.8 Max: 59.2
Current: 20.8
17.1
59.2
» GST's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-05)


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Scott Black 82,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 154,203 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 177,549 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 80,138 sh (+233.66%)
Pioneer Investments 502,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 370,478 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 95,090 sh (+18.66%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
T Boone Pickens 81,197 sh (-54.27%)
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Q1 2015

GST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

T Boone Pickens 66,359 sh (-18.27%)
Jim Simons 119,780 sh (-67.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,500 sh (-68.98%)
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Q2 2015

GST Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PRB11.9916.81Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA11.1514.50

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Gastar Exploration Inc is an independent energy company. It is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, condensate, natural gas and NGLs in the US.

Gastar Exploration Inc was incorporated on November 14, 2013. It is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, condensate, natural gas and NGLs in the U.S. The Company's principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays. Its geographical areas include Appalachian Basin, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and Mid-Continent. Its oil and natural gas exploration, production and related operations are subject to extensive rules and regulations promulgated in the United States.

Ratios

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P/S 0.92
GST's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. GST: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.7 Max: 7.2
Current: 0.92
0.48
7.2
POCF 3.14
GST's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. GST: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 3.51 Max: 19.33
Current: 3.14
0.99
19.33
Current Ratio 2.97
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. GST: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.7 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.97
0.26
3.54
Quick Ratio 2.97
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GST: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.7 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.97
0.26
3.54
Days Sales Outstanding 34.29
GST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 42.98 vs. GST: 34.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.29  Med: 69.73 Max: 97.12
Current: 34.29
34.29
97.12
Days Payable 41.21
GST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 69.97 vs. GST: 41.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.72  Med: 354.05 Max: 649.61
Current: 41.21
25.72
649.61

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.40
GST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.30 vs. GST: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.1  Med: -6.7 Max: -6.4
Current: -6.4
-7.1
-6.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.34
GST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. GST: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.69
Current: 0.34
0.21
2.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -81.52
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.70 vs. GST: -81.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.97  Med: 8.8 Max: 16.3
Current: -81.52
-81.97
16.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $77.96
EPS (TTM) $ -5.64
Beta3.42
Short Percentage of Float7.28%
52-Week Range $0.57 - 2.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)131.73

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 65 91 90
EPS ($) -0.49 -0.21 -0.35
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.49 -0.21 -0.35
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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