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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 : 2/10

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Cash to Debt 0.11
GST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. GST: 0.11 )
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: No Debt
Current: 0.11
Equity to Asset -0.54
GST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GST: -0.54 )
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: 0.84
Current: -0.54
-0.56
0.84
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -5.28
M-Score: -6.61
WACC vs ROIC
13.94%
-70.60%
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 (%) -330.88
GST's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -56.32 vs. GST: -330.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -399.68  Med: -18.35 Max: 45.8
Current: -330.88
-399.68
45.8
Net-margin (%) -386.80
GST's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -70.72 vs. GST: -386.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -428.27  Med: -15.49 Max: 56.23
Current: -386.8
-428.27
56.23
ROA (%) -65.23
GST's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.43 vs. GST: -65.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.25  Med: -2.65 Max: 11.21
Current: -65.23
-76.25
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -69.11
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.47 vs. GST: -69.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.03  Med: -3.18 Max: 13.19
Current: -69.11
-83.03
13.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.80
GST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.20 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
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PRB24.053.72Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA22.293.228.625% PRF PERPETUAL USD 25 Ser A

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
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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 2.98
GST's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. GST: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.44 Max: 7.2
Current: 2.98
0.48
7.2
POCF 11.70
GST's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. GST: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 3.95 Max: 19.33
Current: 11.7
0.99
19.33
Current Ratio 1.84
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. GST: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.71 Max: 3.54
Current: 1.84
0.26
3.54
Quick Ratio 1.84
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. GST: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.71 Max: 3.54
Current: 1.84
0.26
3.54
Days Sales Outstanding 49.44
GST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 50.04 vs. GST: 49.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.43  Med: 67.7 Max: 97.12
Current: 49.44
34.43
97.12
Days Payable 66.97
GST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
52% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 72.97 vs. GST: 66.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.72  Med: 306.37 Max: 649.61
Current: 66.97
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
58% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 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 1.23
GST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. GST: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.06 Max: 3.02
Current: 1.23
0.24
3.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -31.96
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -8.90 vs. GST: -31.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.5  Med: 8.8 Max: 16.3
Current: -31.96
-32.5
16.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $62.58
EPS (TTM) $ -3.20
Beta3.05
Short Percentage of Float8.22%
52-Week Range $0.57 - 2.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)131.72

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 60 88 111 167
EPS ($) -0.49 -0.16 -0.14 0.12
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.49 -0.16 -0.14 0.12
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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