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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 0.18
GST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. GST: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.1 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18
Equity-to-Asset -0.47
GST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. GST: -0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.47  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.84
Current: -0.47
-0.47
0.84
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: -3.42
Beneish M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
14.18%
-21.85%
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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Operating Margin % -92.43
GST's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -46.41 vs. GST: -92.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -399.68  Med: -35.12 Max: 45.8
Current: -92.43
-399.68
45.8
Net Margin % -152.88
GST's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -51.58 vs. GST: -152.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -428.27  Med: -29.13 Max: 56.23
Current: -152.88
-428.27
56.23
ROA % -26.71
GST's ROA % is ranked lower than
71% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.36 vs. GST: -26.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.25  Med: -5.04 Max: 11.21
Current: -26.71
-76.25
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -22.53
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -13.79 vs. GST: -22.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.79  Med: -6.1 Max: 12.47
Current: -22.53
-83.79
12.47
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -27.60
GST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -17.60 vs. GST: -27.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.6  Med: 18.95 Max: 59.2
Current: -27.6
-27.6
59.2
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PRB23.002.90Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA21.372.518.625% 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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PS Ratio 2.56
GST's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. GST: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.65 Max: 7.2
Current: 2.56
0.48
7.2
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 12.41
GST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. GST: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 4.03 Max: 19.33
Current: 12.41
0.99
19.33
Current Ratio 3.54
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. GST: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.54
Current: 3.54
0.48
3.54
Quick Ratio 3.54
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. GST: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.54
Current: 3.54
0.48
3.54
Days Sales Outstanding 168.44
GST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
90% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 56.03 vs. GST: 168.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.43  Med: 69.73 Max: 168.44
Current: 168.44
34.43
168.44
Days Payable 133.64
GST's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 88.92 vs. GST: 133.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.72  Med: 258.68 Max: 649.61
Current: 133.64
25.72
649.61

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -34.90
GST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.80 vs. GST: -34.90 )
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: -34.9  Med: -6.9 Max: -6.4
Current: -34.9
-34.9
-6.4

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.97
GST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. GST: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.9
Current: 0.97
0.34
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -9.61
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.07 vs. GST: -9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.07  Med: 8.8 Max: 15.4
Current: -9.61
-10.07
15.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $58.25
EPS (TTM) $ -1.19
Beta3.05
Short Percentage of Float9.29%
52-Week Range $0.80 - 2.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)186.12

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 84 103 137
EPS ($) -0.10 -0.04 0.05
EPS without NRI ($) -0.10 -0.04 0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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