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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
GST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. GST: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: N/A
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.44
GST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. GST: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.44

0.29
0.74
Interest Coverage 2.85
GST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.85

1.42
2.85
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.49
M-Score: -2.22
WACC vs ROIC
20.76%
12.94%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 45.07
GST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -142.82 vs. GST: 45.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -304.46   Max: 45.8
Current: 45.07

-304.46
45.8
Net-margin (%) 28.80
GST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -151.09 vs. GST: 28.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -305.01   Max: 56.23
Current: 28.8

-305.01
56.23
ROE (%) 17.36
GST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -28.93 vs. GST: 17.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -100.52   Max: 32.3
Current: 17.36

-100.52
32.3
ROA (%) 7.13
GST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.31 vs. GST: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -48.81   Max: 11.22
Current: 7.13

-48.81
11.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.45
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -30.16 vs. GST: 12.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -56.11   Max: 12.98
Current: 12.45

-56.11
12.98
» GST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 72,280 sh (New)
John Burbank Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 24,018 sh (-43.78%)
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Q3 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 154,203 sh (New)
Scott Black 82,000 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
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
T Boone Pickens 81,197 sh (-54.27%)
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Q1 2015

GST Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 119,780 sh (-67.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,500 sh (-68.98%)
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PRB24.6510.93Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA21.609.63

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 6.30
GST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 84.24
Current: 6.3

0.01
84.24
Forward P/E 10.19
GST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 10.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 6.40
GST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
93% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 86.11
Current: 6.4

0.01
86.11
P/B 0.70
GST's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. GST: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.64
Current: 0.7

0.47
2.64
P/S 1.23
GST's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GST: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 7.24
Current: 1.23

0.81
7.24
POCF 2.85
GST's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 17.2
Current: 2.85

1.37
17.2
EV-to-EBIT 7.91
GST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 7.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -200.9   Max: 788.1
Current: 7.91

-200.9
788.1
Current Ratio 1.00
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. GST: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.2
Current: 1

0.25
1.2
Quick Ratio 1.00
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. GST: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.2
Current: 1

0.25
1.2
Days Sales Outstanding 38.27
GST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 104.33 vs. GST: 38.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 65.67   Max: 97.09
Current: 38.27

65.67
97.09

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.70
GST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GST: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.7

0.75
2.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
GST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. GST: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.15
Current: 0.4

0.28
2.15
Price/Graham Number 0.40
GST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 5.48
Current: 0.4

0.3
5.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 13.00
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. GST: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
GST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.2
Current: 13

0.1
15.2

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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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.
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