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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
GST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1034 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GST: 0.15 )
GST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.46
GST's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. GST: 0.46 )
GST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.46

0.29
0.74
Interest Coverage 1.58
GST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 15.39 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: 7
Z-Score: 0.16
M-Score: -1.99
WACC vs ROIC
19.14%
8.61%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 35.43
GST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. GST: 35.43 )
GST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -304.46   Max: 23.44
Current: 35.43

-304.46
23.44
Net-margin (%) 16.27
GST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. GST: 16.27 )
GST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -305.01   Max: 58.43
Current: 16.27

-305.01
58.43
ROE (%) 10.64
GST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. GST: 10.64 )
GST' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -100.52   Max: 37.84
Current: 10.64

-100.52
37.84
ROA (%) 3.77
GST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. GST: 3.77 )
GST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -48.81   Max: 11.66
Current: 3.77

-48.81
11.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.27
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. GST: 9.27 )
GST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -56.11   Max: 5.32
Current: 9.27

-56.11
5.32
» GST's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 11,513 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 263,954 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,722 sh (+90.17%)
T Boone Pickens Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

GST Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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

GST Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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

GST Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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

Latest Guru Trades with GST

(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
T Boone Pickens 2014-12-31 Reduce -54.27%0.54%$2.19 - $5.69 $ 2.78-23%81197
Scott Black 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$2.19 - $5.69 $ 2.78-23%0
T Boone Pickens 2014-09-30 New Buy1%$6 - $8.64 $ 2.78-62%177549
Scott Black 2014-09-30 New Buy0.07%$6 - $8.64 $ 2.78-62%82000
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out $6 - $8.99 $ 2.78-60%0
T Boone Pickens 2014-03-31 Sold Out 4.4%$5.12 - $7.06 $ 2.78-55%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$5.12 - $7.06 $ 2.78-55%11513
T Boone Pickens 2013-12-31 Reduce -16.47%1.24%$3.94 - $6.53 $ 2.78-44%951270
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PRB24.6510.93Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA21.6010.20

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.70
GST's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 22.70 )
GST' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 62
Current: 22.7

0.01
62
Forward P/E 10.19
GST's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 10.19 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.50
GST's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 22.50 )
GST' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 59.62
Current: 22.5

0.01
59.62
P/B 0.70
GST's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. GST: 0.70 )
GST' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.64
Current: 0.7

0.51
2.64
P/S 1.27
GST's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. GST: 1.27 )
GST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 7.24
Current: 1.27

0.94
7.24
POCF 2.50
GST's POCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. GST: 2.50 )
GST' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 17.2
Current: 2.5

1.37
17.2
EV-to-EBIT 9.26
GST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 49.27 vs. GST: 9.26 )
GST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -200.9   Max: 788.1
Current: 9.26

-200.9
788.1
Current Ratio 1.20
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. GST: 1.20 )
GST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.2

0.25
1.2
Quick Ratio 1.20
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. GST: 1.20 )
GST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.2

0.25
1.2
Days Sales Outstanding 58.37
GST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 62.05 vs. GST: 58.37 )
GST' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 69.72   Max: 97.09
Current: 58.37

69.72
97.09

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.70
GST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GST: 0.70 )
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
88% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. GST: 0.40 )
GST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.1
Current: 0.4

0.45
2.1
Price/Graham Number 0.50
GST's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GST: 0.50 )
GST' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.48
Current: 0.5

0.57
5.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.10
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1136 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GST: 11.10 )
GST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 12.1
Current: 11.1

0.1
12.1

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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