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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
WES's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.04 vs. WES: 0.03 )
WES' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.52
WES's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. WES: 0.52 )
WES' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.52

0.48
0.97
Interest Coverage 6.21
WES's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WES: 6.21 )
WES' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.41   Max: 46.11
Current: 6.21

2.41
46.11
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.67
M-Score: -1.93
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

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Operating margin (%) 34.39
WES's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. WES: 34.39 )
WES' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.42   Max: 38.96
Current: 34.39

17.42
38.96
Net-margin (%) 29.26
WES's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. WES: 29.26 )
WES' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.97   Max: 31.55
Current: 29.26

11.97
31.55
ROE (%) 14.87
WES's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. WES: 14.87 )
WES' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.23   Max: 13.94
Current: 14.87

9.23
13.94
ROA (%) 8.03
WES's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. WES: 8.03 )
WES' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.77   Max: 10.59
Current: 8.03

6.77
10.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.41
WES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. WES: 12.41 )
WES' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 24.89
Current: 12.41

6.97
24.89
Revenue Growth (%) -7.70
WES's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WES: -7.70 )
WES' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.1
Current: -7.7

0
3.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -8.50
WES's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. WES: -8.50 )
WES' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -0.9
Current: -8.5

EPS Growth (%) -12.10
WES's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WES: -12.10 )
WES' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8
Current: -12.1

0
8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

WES Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 27,700 sh (New)
Ron Baron 5,837 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

WES Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 91,803 sh (+231.42%)
Ron Baron 7,837 sh (+34.26%)
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Q2 2014

WES Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 7,937 sh (+1.28%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

WES Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 18,735 sh (New)
Ron Baron 8,437 sh (+6.3%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WES

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Add 34.26%$59.26 - $65.94 $ 73.7719%7837
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 83.78%$55.95 - $64.87 $ 73.7722%5837
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 385.63%$56.4 - $64.95 $ 73.7723%3176
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$47.63 - $59.41 $ 73.7736%654
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 31.90
WES's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 39.00 vs. WES: 31.90 )
WES' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 89.81
Current: 31.9

7.91
89.81
P/B 3.30
WES's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. WES: 3.30 )
WES' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.78
Current: 3.3

0.91
3.78
P/S 6.70
WES's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. WES: 6.70 )
WES' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 7.57
Current: 6.7

0.96
7.57
EV-to-EBIT 24.57
WES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 27.84 vs. WES: 24.57 )
WES' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 52.8
Current: 24.57

4.7
52.8
Shiller P/E 41.90
WES's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 64.17 vs. WES: 41.90 )
WES' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 30.93   Max: 46.51
Current: 41.9

30.93
46.51
Current Ratio 1.00
WES's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WES: 1.00 )
WES' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.41
Current: 1

0.37
4.41
Quick Ratio 1.00
WES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WES: 1.00 )
WES' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.41
Current: 1

0.37
4.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.60
WES's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. WES: 3.60 )
WES' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 7.36
Current: 3.6

1.08
7.36
Dividend Payout 1.08
WES's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WES: 1.08 )
WES' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.08

0.49
1.68
Dividend growth (3y) 16.50
WES's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WES: 16.50 )
WES' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 51.6
Current: 16.5

0
51.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.50
WES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. WES: 7.50 )
WES' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 15.33
Current: 7.5

2.25
15.33
Share Buyback Rate -38.60
WES's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. WES: -38.60 )
WES' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -46.8
Current: -38.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.60
WES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. WES: 3.60 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.94
Current: 3.6

1.06
3.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.80
WES's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WES: 4.80 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.44   Max: 4.94
Current: 4.8

2.44
4.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
WES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. WES: 1.70 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.7

0.27
1.79
Price/Graham Number 1.90
WES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
84% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. WES: 1.90 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.13
Current: 1.9

0.7
2.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.10
WES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. WES: 4.10 )
WES' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 21.4
Current: 4.1

1.9
21.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.38
WES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. WES: 2.38 )
WES' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 17.3
Current: 2.38

-2.2
17.3

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:3NZ.Germany
Western Gas Partners, LP was formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2007 to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets. The Company is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas, condensate, NGLs and crude oil for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries, as well as third-party producers and customers. The Company's operations and activities are managed by its general partner, which is indirectly controlled by Anadarko through WGP. Anadarko is among the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world. Anadarko's upstream oil and gas business explores for and produces natural gas, crude oil, condensate and NGLs. The services provided by the company and other midstream natural gas companies are classified into the categories: Gathering: At the initial stages of the midstream value chain, a network of typically smaller diameter pipelines known as gathering systems directly connect to wellheads in the production area, Compression: Natural gas compression is a mechanical process in which a volume of natural gas at a given pressure is compressed to a desired higher pressure, which allows the natural gas to be gathered more efficiently and delivered into a higher pressure system, processing plant or pipeline, Treating and dehydration:To the extent that gathered natural gas contains contaminants, such as water vapor, carbon dioxide and/or hydrogen sulfide, such natural gas is dehydrated to remove the saturated water and treated to separate the carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from the gas stream, Processing: Processing removes the heavier and more valuable hydrocarbon components, which are extracted as NGLs. The residue remaining after extraction of NGLs meets the quality standards for long-haul pipeline transportation or commercial use. The Company's operations are subject to stringent federal, regional, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment.
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