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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
KWK'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. KWK: 0.08 )
KWK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset -0.85
KWK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. KWK: -0.85 )
KWK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.92   Max: 0.39
Current: -0.85

-0.92
0.39
Interest Coverage 1.84
KWK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.73 vs. KWK: 1.84 )
KWK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 6.86
Current: 1.84

0.66
6.86
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -1.63
M-Score: -2.58
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 82.74
KWK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. KWK: 82.74 )
KWK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -347.76   Max: 86.62
Current: 82.74

-347.76
86.62
Net-margin (%) 28.78
KWK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. KWK: 28.78 )
KWK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -331.8   Max: 85.41
Current: 28.78

-331.8
85.41
ROA (%) 11.80
KWK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.04 vs. KWK: 11.80 )
KWK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -170.26   Max: 17.27
Current: 11.8

-170.26
17.27
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.81
KWK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -0.16 vs. KWK: 53.81 )
KWK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -231.89   Max: 53.81
Current: 53.81

-231.89
53.81
Revenue Growth (%) -14.30
KWK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. KWK: -14.30 )
KWK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.3   Max: 41.9
Current: -14.3

-14.3
41.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -22.80
KWK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. KWK: -22.80 )
KWK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.8   Max: 102
Current: -22.8

-22.8
102
EPS Growth (%) -27.70
KWK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. KWK: -27.70 )
KWK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 138.5
Current: -27.7

-27.7
138.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

KWK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 25,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,474,501 sh (+15288.7%)
Columbia Wanger 464,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,178,000 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 22,918,692 sh (-7.75%)
Jim Simons 495,453 sh (-75%)
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Q3 2013

KWK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Charles Brandes 17,720 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,992,058 sh (+503.9%)
Steven Cohen 4,200,361 sh (+69.75%)
Columbia Wanger 464,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,178,000 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Q4 2013

KWK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Third Avenue Management 650,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,595 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 64,720 sh (+265.24%)
Steven Cohen 6,546,544 sh (+55.86%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,178,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 464,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 239,800 sh (-91.99%)
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Q1 2014

KWK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 662,995 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 8,165,869 sh (+24.74%)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Charles Brandes 55,866 sh (-13.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,726 sh (-30.28%)
Ruane Cunniff 613,000 sh (-47.96%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KWK

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$2.4 - $3.58 $ 1.88-39%662995
Ruane Cunniff 2014-03-31 Reduce -47.96%0.01%$2.4 - $3.58 $ 1.88-39%613000
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 265.24%$2.1 - $3.07 $ 1.88-28%64720
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.19%$1.45 - $1.96 $ 1.8811%0
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 New Buy$1.45 - $1.96 $ 1.8811%17720
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$2.99 - $5.32 $ 1.88-55%0
Mason Hawkins 2012-03-31 Add 32.35%0.12%$4.71 - $7.08 $ 1.88-64%23240210
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1957.47%0.05%$4.71 - $7.08 $ 1.88-64%640532
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$6.35 - $8.66 $ 1.88-75%31132
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 New Buy0.54%$7.93 - $14.66 $ 1.88-83%14980712
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $13.17 - $15.27 $ 1.88-87%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Quicksilver Resources Inc

Mason Hawkins Comments on Quicksilver - Aug 13, 2013

The Fund's position in Quicksilver (KWK) declined 19% for the second quarter and 33% for the first six months of the year, making it the largest detractor for both periods. The oil and gas exploration company had positive news that it closed on an agreement to sell 25% of its Barnett Shale assets to Tokyo Gas at a price that is in line with our appraisal. Several challenges, however, weighed on the stock, including failing to refinance all of the company's debt and persistently weak natural gas liquids prices.

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The Fund's position in Quicksilver (KWK) declined 19% for the second quarter and 33% for the first six months of the year, making it the largest detractor for both periods. The oil and gas exploration company had positive news that it closed on an agreement to sell 25% of its Barnett Shale assets to Tokyo Gas at a price that is in line with our appraisal. Several challenges, however, weighed on the stock, including failing to refinance all of the company's debt and persistently weak natural gas liquids prices. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 2.10
KWK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KWK: 2.10 )
KWK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2   Max: 139.29
Current: 2.1

2
139.29
P/S 0.60
KWK's P/S is ranked higher than
97% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. KWK: 0.60 )
KWK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 16.18
Current: 0.6

0.42
16.18
EV-to-EBIT 17.39
KWK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1570.29 vs. KWK: 17.39 )
KWK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 51.1
Current: 17.39

4.6
51.1
Current Ratio 2.30
KWK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. KWK: 2.30 )
KWK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.3

0.4
3.03
Quick Ratio 2.30
KWK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. KWK: 2.30 )
KWK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.03
Current: 2.3

0.4
3.03

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Median PS Value 0.20
KWK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. KWK: 0.20 )
KWK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.54
Current: 0.2

0.12
5.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
KWK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. KWK: 5.80 )
KWK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.6
Current: 5.8

2
21.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -77.20
KWK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.09 vs. KWK: -77.20 )
KWK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -88.1   Max: 61.3
Current: -77.2

-88.1
61.3

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P
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Traded in other countries:QSR.Germany
Quicksilver Resources was organized as a Delaware corporation in 1997 and became a public company in 1999 through a merger with MSR Exploration Ltd. The Company is a Fort Worth-based independent oil and gas company engaged primarily in the acquisition, exploration, development, exploitation and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil onshore in North America. It focuses primarily on unconventional reservoirs where hydrocarbons may be found in challenging geological conditions such as fractured shales, coal beds and tight sands. The Company owns producing oil and natural gas properties in the U.S., principally in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, and in Canada in Alberta and British Columbia. The Company sells natural gas, NGLs and crude oil to a variety of customers, including utilities, major oil and gas companies or affiliates, industrial companies, large trading and energy marketing companies and other users of petroleum products. Its operations are affected from time to time in varying degrees by political developments and U.S. and Canadian federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. The Company focuses on three key value drivers: reserve growth; production growth; and improving the Company's cash flows. The Company competes for acquisitions of prospective oil and natural gas properties and oil and gas reserves. It also competes for drilling rigs and equipment used to drill for and produce oil and gas. The Company is subject to a number of federal, provincial and state laws and regulations.
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