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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
MWE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.04 vs. MWE: 0.03 )
MWE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 9999
Current: 0.03

0
9999
Equity to Asset 0.47
MWE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. MWE: 0.47 )
MWE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1
Current: 0.47

0.03
1
Interest Coverage 2.27
MWE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. MWE: 2.27 )
MWE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.27

1.48
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.73
M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
10.61%
4.78%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.33
MWE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. MWE: 17.33 )
MWE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10   Max: 28.71
Current: 17.33

-10
28.71
Net-margin (%) 6.15
MWE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. MWE: 6.15 )
MWE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -16.07   Max: 30.84
Current: 6.15

-16.07
30.84
ROE (%) 2.94
MWE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. MWE: 2.94 )
MWE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16   Max: 34.3
Current: 2.94

-16
34.3
ROA (%) 1.31
MWE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. MWE: 1.31 )
MWE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.17   Max: 22.49
Current: 1.31

-4.17
22.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.65
MWE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. MWE: 4.65 )
MWE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 41.73
Current: 4.65

-4.1
41.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -15.10
MWE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MWE: -15.10 )
MWE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.1   Max: 42.9
Current: -15.1

-25.1
42.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.70
MWE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MWE: -5.70 )
MWE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.8   Max: 61.1
Current: -5.7

-31.8
61.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
MWE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MWE: -2.20 )
MWE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 233.5
Current: -2.2

0
233.5
» MWE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MWE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chase Coleman 365,000 sh (New)
Chuck Akre 706,965 sh (+0.29%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley 15,748 sh (-15.96%)
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Q2 2014

MWE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 423,445 sh (New)
Chuck Akre 706,965 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 15,748 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
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Q3 2014

MWE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 15,748 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 304,420 sh (-28.11%)
Chuck Akre 6,965 sh (-99.01%)
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Q4 2014

MWE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Akre 6,965 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 113,345 sh (-62.77%)
John Keeley 5,819 sh (-63.05%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 97.80
MWE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 39.80 vs. MWE: 97.80 )
MWE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 3438.46
Current: 97.8

1.99
3438.46
Forward P/E 58.82
MWE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. MWE: 58.82 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 97.50
MWE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 37.00 vs. MWE: 97.50 )
MWE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 2235
Current: 97.5

1.96
2235
P/B 2.60
MWE's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. MWE: 2.60 )
MWE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 33.35
Current: 2.6

0.35
33.35
P/S 5.91
MWE's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. MWE: 5.91 )
MWE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 7.1
Current: 5.91

0.29
7.1
POCF 19.17
MWE's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. MWE: 19.17 )
MWE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 24.75
Current: 19.17

1.39
24.75
EV-to-EBIT 48.38
MWE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 28.87 vs. MWE: 48.38 )
MWE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2973.2   Max: 108.9
Current: 48.38

-2973.2
108.9
PEG 4.92
MWE's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MWE: 4.92 )
MWE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 378.94
Current: 4.92

0.1
378.94
Shiller P/E 327.27
MWE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 77.20 vs. MWE: 327.27 )
MWE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.96   Max: 406.75
Current: 327.27

7.96
406.75
Current Ratio 0.84
MWE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MWE: 0.84 )
MWE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 4.93
Current: 0.84

0.59
4.93
Quick Ratio 0.79
MWE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. MWE: 0.79 )
MWE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 3.86
Current: 0.79

0.55
3.86
Days Inventory 23.41
MWE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 29.01 vs. MWE: 23.41 )
MWE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 23.91
Current: 23.41

1.32
23.91
Days Sales Outstanding 45.99
MWE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.08 vs. MWE: 45.99 )
MWE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 19.86   Max: 86.28
Current: 45.99

19.86
86.28

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.11
MWE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MWE: 5.11 )
MWE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 4.29   Max: 32.58
Current: 5.11

4.29
32.58
Dividend Payout 4.85
MWE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. MWE: 4.85 )
MWE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 160
Current: 4.85

0.15
160
Dividend growth (3y) 8.40
MWE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. MWE: 8.40 )
MWE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 65.2
Current: 8.4

0
65.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.29
MWE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. MWE: 7.29 )
MWE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 46.56
Current: 7.29

6.13
46.56
Share Buyback Rate -33.20
MWE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -9.70 vs. MWE: -33.20 )
MWE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -45.3
Current: -33.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.14
MWE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MWE: 3.14 )
MWE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 786.57
Current: 3.14

0.86
786.57
Price/Median PS Value 3.36
MWE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MWE: 3.36 )
MWE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.39
Current: 3.36

0.17
3.39
Price/Graham Number 3.48
MWE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MWE: 3.48 )
MWE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 46.66
Current: 3.48

0.3
46.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
MWE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MWE: 2.10 )
MWE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 24.1
Current: 2.1

0.9
24.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.74
MWE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. MWE: -9.74 )
MWE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.2   Max: 77.6
Current: -9.74

-19.2
77.6

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:MWT.Germany,
MarkWest Energy Partners LP a Delaware corporation was formed in Delaware on January 24, 2002. The Company is engaged in the gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas; the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of NGLs; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. The Company has presence in many unconventional gas plays including the Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Huron/Berea Shale, Haynesville Shale, Woodford Shale and Granite Wash formation. The Company conducts operations in the following operating segments: Marcellus, Utica, Northeast and Southwest. Its primary business is to provide top-tier midstream services by developing and operating high-quality, strategically located assets in the liquids-rich areas of six core natural gas producing resource plays in the United States. The Company provides services in the midstream sector of the natural gas industry. The midstream natural gas industry is the link between the exploration for and production of natural gas and the delivery of its hydrocarbon components to end-use markets. In the Marcellus segment, it provides fully integrated natural gas midstream services in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia through its wholly owned subsidiary, MarkWest Liberty Midstream. The Company operates five processing complexes in its Marcellus segment that include the Houston Complex located in Washington County, Pennsylvania: the Majorsville Complex located in Marshall County, West Virginia; the Mobley Complex located in Wetzel County, West Virginia; the Sherwood Complex located in Doddridge County, West Virginia; and the Keystone Complex located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. In addition, it operates two gathering systems: one currently delivering over 475 MMcf/d of natural gas to its Houston and Majorsville Complexes and the other delivering over 74 MMcf/d of natural gas to its Keystone complex. MarkWest Utica EMG provides gathering, processing, fractionation and marketing services in the liquids-rich corridor of the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio. In each of its operating segments, the company faces competition for natural gas gathering, crude oil transportation and in obtaining natural gas supplies for its processing and related services; in obtaining unprocessed NGLs for gathering and fractionation; and in marketing its products and services. The Company's processing and fractionation plants, pipelines and associated facilities are subject to multiple obligations and potential liabilities under a variety of stringent and comprehensive federal, regional, state and local laws and regulations governing discharges of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to environmental protection.
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