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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
Equity to Asset 0.32
STR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. STR: 0.32 )
STR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.32

0.28
0.49
Interest Coverage 5.37
STR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. STR: 5.37 )
STR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 11.66
Current: 5.37

2.42
11.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.69
M-Score: -3.01
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 (%) 25.07
STR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. STR: 25.07 )
STR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.1   Max: 34.19
Current: 25.07

14.1
34.19
Net-margin (%) 13.21
STR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. STR: 13.21 )
STR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.49   Max: 30.19
Current: 13.21

8.49
30.19
ROE (%) 13.45
STR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. STR: 13.45 )
STR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.76   Max: 32.74
Current: 13.45

8.76
32.74
ROA (%) 3.98
STR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. STR: 3.98 )
STR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 10.05
Current: 3.98

3.56
10.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.36
STR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. STR: 8.36 )
STR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.29   Max: 17.57
Current: 8.36

7.29
17.57
Revenue Growth (%) 3.20
STR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. STR: 3.20 )
STR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 29.1
Current: 3.2

-30.7
29.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.50
STR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. STR: 0.50 )
STR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32   Max: 45.8
Current: 0.5

-32
45.8
EPS Growth (%) -5.20
STR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. STR: -5.20 )
STR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.6   Max: 34.9
Current: -5.2

-33.6
34.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

STR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 14,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 52,970 sh (New)
Jim Simons 337,600 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 7,418,098 sh (+0.17%)
Pioneer Investments 749,184 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 15,950 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 68,000 sh (-2.86%)
John Keeley 315,210 sh (-37.02%)
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Q4 2013

STR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 315,340 sh (+0.04%)
Irving Kahn 15,950 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 68,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 749,184 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 7,295,286 sh (-1.66%)
Steven Cohen 14,195 sh (-73.2%)
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Q1 2014

STR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 43,278 sh (+204.88%)
John Keeley 353,760 sh (+12.18%)
Pioneer Investments 755,084 sh (+0.79%)
Mario Gabelli 68,000 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 15,950 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 6,979,949 sh (-4.32%)
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Q2 2014

STR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 163,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,463 sh (New)
Irving Kahn 15,950 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 751,325 sh (-0.5%)
Mario Gabelli 65,000 sh (-4.41%)
RS Investment Management 6,393,319 sh (-8.4%)
John Keeley 310,860 sh (-12.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STR

(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 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$22.13 - $23.9 $ 23.512%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Reduce -37.02%0.09%$21.65 - $24.8 $ 23.512%315210
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$21.65 - $24.8 $ 23.512%14800
John Keeley 2012-12-31 Reduce -68.34%0.53%$18.5 - $20.91 $ 23.5119%550460
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$19.19 - $20.14 $ 23.5128%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.04%$17.43 - $20.02 $ 23.5122%15279
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $16.66 - $17.85 $ 23.5136%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.80
STR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. STR: 23.80 )
STR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 27.02
Current: 23.8

1.93
27.02
P/B 3.24
STR's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. STR: 3.24 )
STR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.18
Current: 3.24

0.41
4.18
P/S 3.44
STR's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. STR: 3.44 )
STR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.97
Current: 3.44

0.39
3.97
PFCF 1175.50
STR's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 85.80 vs. STR: 1175.50 )
STR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 1232.5
Current: 1175.5

4.7
1232.5
EV-to-EBIT 17.02
STR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. STR: 17.02 )
STR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 19.5
Current: 17.02

3.1
19.5
Shiller P/E 13.12
STR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. STR: 13.12 )
STR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.16   Max: 13.77
Current: 13.12

3.16
13.77
Current Ratio 0.56
STR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. STR: 0.56 )
STR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.56

0.32
1.3
Quick Ratio 0.43
STR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. STR: 0.43 )
STR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.43

0.23
1.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.15
STR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
53% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. STR: 3.15 )
STR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 7.43
Current: 3.15

2.1
7.43
Dividend Payout 0.74
STR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. STR: 0.74 )
STR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.74

0.11
1.66
Dividend growth (3y) 9.60
STR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. STR: 9.60 )
STR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 9.6
Current: 9.6

2.7
9.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.99
STR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. STR: 4.99 )
STR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.28   Max: 11.59
Current: 4.99

3.28
11.59
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
STR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. STR: 0.40 )
STR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -1.8
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.24
STR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. STR: 3.24 )
STR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 3.92
Current: 3.24

0.49
3.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.87
STR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. STR: 1.87 )
STR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 46.05
Current: 1.87

1.24
46.05
Price/Median PS Value 3.38
STR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. STR: 3.38 )
STR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.68
Current: 3.38

0.36
3.68
Price/Graham Number 1.85
STR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. STR: 1.85 )
STR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.85

0.26
2.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
STR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. STR: 5.90 )
STR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 32.4
Current: 5.9

5.1
32.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -15.16
STR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. STR: -15.16 )
STR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -28.7   Max: 25.1
Current: -15.16

-28.7
25.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:QUS.Germany
Questar Corporation is a holding company, which was organized as Utah Corporation in March of 1984. Questar is a Rockies-based integrated natural gas holding company with three complementary lines of business operated through wholly owned subsidiaries: Wexpro Company, Questar Pipeline and Questar Gas. Wexpro develops, produces and delivers cost-of-service reserves for gas utility affiliate Questar Gas under the terms of the Wexpro Agreement, a long-standing comprehensive agreement with the states of Utah and Wyoming. Wexpro's properties are located in the Rocky Mountain region, primarily in the Vermillion, Pinedale, Moxa Arch, and Uinta producing areas. In 2011, the Company drilled 58 wells in Vermillion and plans to maintain an active drilling program in the region in 2012. Wexpro faces competition in its business, including the marketing of oil, and obtaining goods, services and labor. Its growth strategy depends, in part, on its ability to develop reserves in a low-cost and efficient manner. Questar Pipeline provides natural gas-transportation and underground-storage services in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Questar Pipeline and subsidiaries generated approximately 34% of the Company's operating income in 2011. Questar Pipeline owns and operates the Clay Basin storage facility, the largest underground-storage reservoir in the Rocky Mountain region. uestar Pipeline competes for market growth with other natural gas-transmission companies in the Rocky Mountain region and with other companies providing natural gas-storage services. Questar Gas distributes natural gas as a public utility in Utah, southwestern Wyoming and a small portion of southeastern Idaho. It generated approximately 26% of the Company's operating income in 2011. Questar Gas has long-term contracts with Questar Pipeline for transportation and storage capacity at Clay Basin and three peak-day storage facilities. Questar Gas currently does not face direct competition from other distributors of natural gas for residential and commercial customers in its service territory. The Company's exploration and production operations are subject to various government controls and regulation at the federal, state and local levels.

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