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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 0.09
GST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. GST: 0.09 )
GST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09

Equity to Asset 0.35
GST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. GST: 0.35 )
GST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.35

0.29
0.74
Interest Coverage 1.58
GST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. GST: 1.58 )
GST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.58

1.58
2.69
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 0.38
M-Score: -1.91
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 23.44
GST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. GST: 23.44 )
GST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -304.46   Max: 23.44
Current: 23.44

-304.46
23.44
Net-margin (%) 58.43
GST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. GST: 58.43 )
GST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -305.01   Max: 58.43
Current: 58.43

-305.01
58.43
ROE (%) 29.21
GST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.06 vs. GST: 29.21 )
GST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -159.56   Max: 29.21
Current: 29.21

-159.56
29.21
ROA (%) 8.70
GST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.04 vs. GST: 8.70 )
GST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -52.55   Max: 8.7
Current: 8.7

-52.55
8.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.98
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.16 vs. GST: 3.98 )
GST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -59.34   Max: 3.98
Current: 3.98

-59.34
3.98
» GST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

GST Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 97,500 sh (New)
T Boone Pickens 1,138,859 sh (-0.11%)
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Q3 2013

GST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 290,580 sh (+198.03%)
T Boone Pickens 1,138,859 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

GST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 22,465 sh (New)
Jim Simons 231,480 sh (-20.34%)
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Q1 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 263,954 sh (New)
John Burbank 11,513 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,722 sh (+90.17%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GST

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$5.12 - $7.06 $ 7.7326%11513
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PR.B25.476.88Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA0.008.42

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.90
GST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GST: 11.90 )
GST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 13.68
Current: 11.9

4.87
13.68
P/B 2.31
GST's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. GST: 2.31 )
GST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.82
Current: 2.31

0.53
2.82
P/S 4.20
GST's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. GST: 4.20 )
GST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 7.24
Current: 4.2

1.05
7.24
EV-to-EBIT 24.91
GST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1570.29 vs. GST: 24.91 )
GST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.8   Max: 788
Current: 24.91

18.8
788
Current Ratio 0.71
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. GST: 0.71 )
GST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.71

0.25
1.02
Quick Ratio 0.71
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. GST: 0.71 )
GST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.71

0.25
1.02

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
GST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
75% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. GST: 2.30 )
GST' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.26
Current: 2.3

0.77
2.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
GST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GST: 1.14 )
GST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.14

0.42
1.98
Price/Graham Number 0.95
GST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GST: 0.95 )
GST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.68
Current: 0.95

0.6
5.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GST: 4.00 )
GST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 5.3
Current: 4

0.1
5.3

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Gastar Exploration USA Inc is a Houston-based independent E&P engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil in the United States.
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