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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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Cash to Debt 0.07
WES's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.03 vs. WES: 0.07 )
WES' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.59
WES's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. WES: 0.59 )
WES' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.59

0.59
0.72
Interest Coverage 6.21
WES's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. WES: 6.21 )
WES' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.41   Max: 56.99
Current: 6.21

2.41
56.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.15
M-Score: -1.95
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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Operating margin (%) 30.53
WES's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. WES: 30.53 )
WES' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.4   Max: 30.53
Current: 30.53

21.4
30.53
Net-margin (%) 26.12
WES's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. WES: 26.12 )
WES' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.97   Max: 45.74
Current: 26.12

11.97
45.74
ROE (%) 10.96
WES's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WES: 10.96 )
WES' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 27.22
Current: 10.96

4.07
27.22
ROA (%) 6.45
WES's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. WES: 6.45 )
WES' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.92   Max: 17.18
Current: 6.45

2.92
17.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.51
WES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. WES: 9.51 )
WES' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.17   Max: 13.09
Current: 9.51

7.17
13.09
Revenue Growth (%) -15.80
WES's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WES: -15.80 )
WES' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -1.8
Current: -15.8

EBITDA Growth (%) -14.10
WES's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WES: -14.10 )
WES' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.3
Current: -14.1

0
1.3
EPS Growth (%) -12.10
WES's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WES: -12.10 )
WES' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8
Current: -12.1

0
8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WES Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ron Baron 654 sh (New)
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Q2 2013

WES Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ron Baron 3,176 sh (+385.63%)
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Q3 2013

WES Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ron Baron 5,837 sh (+83.78%)
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Q4 2013

WES Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 27,700 sh (New)
Ron Baron 5,837 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 83.78%$55.95 - $64.87 $ 67.4411%5837
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 385.63%$56.4 - $64.95 $ 67.4412%3176
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$47.63 - $59.41 $ 67.4425%654
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 37.20
WES's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 30.60 vs. WES: 37.20 )
WES' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 89.81
Current: 37.2

7.91
89.81
P/B 3.10
WES's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. WES: 3.10 )
WES' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.78
Current: 3.1

0.8
3.78
P/S 7.00
WES's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. WES: 7.00 )
WES' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 7.2
Current: 7

0.9
7.2
EV-to-EBIT 28.60
WES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 26.34 vs. WES: 28.60 )
WES' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 42.1
Current: 28.6

3.3
42.1
PEG 76.50
WES's PEG is ranked lower than
79% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WES: 76.50 )
WES' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 77.4
Current: 76.5

4.43
77.4
Shiller P/E 43.20
WES's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. WES: 43.20 )
WES' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 30.93   Max: 43.5
Current: 43.2

30.93
43.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.40
WES's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. WES: 3.40 )
WES' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 7.36
Current: 3.4

1.08
7.36
Dividend Payout 1.20
WES's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WES: 1.20 )
WES' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.24
Current: 1.2

0.59
2.24
Dividend growth (3y) 16.50
WES's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 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) 7.08
WES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. WES: 7.08 )
WES' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 15.33
Current: 7.08

2.25
15.33
Share Buyback Rate -38.60
WES's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 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 3.20
WES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. WES: 3.20 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 2.95
Current: 3.2

0.95
2.95
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.10
WES's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
53% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. WES: 4.10 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 3.75
Current: 4.1

2.3
3.75
Price/Median PS Value 2.90
WES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WES: 2.90 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.64
Current: 2.9

0.42
2.64
Price/Graham Number 1.90
WES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WES: 1.90 )
WES' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9

0.59
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
WES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WES: 3.50 )
WES' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 30.1
Current: 3.5

2.4
30.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.77
WES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -0.95 vs. WES: -6.77 )
WES' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 15.9
Current: -6.77

-6.3
15.9

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:3NZ.Germany
Western Gas Partners, LP is a Delaware limited partnership formed in August 2007 organized by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 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. As of December 31, 2012, its assets consist of thirteen gathering systems, ten natural gas treating facilities, two natural gas processing facilities, one NGL pipeline, one interstate pipeline that is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ('FERC'), and interests in Fort Union and White Cliffs, which are accounted for under the equity method. The Company's assets are located in East and West Texas, the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Utah and Wyoming), and the Mid-Continent (Kansas and Oklahoma). The Company's competitors include other midstream companies, producers, and intrastate and interstate pipelines. The Company is subject to a number of federal and state laws and regulations, including the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended ('OSHA') and comparable state statutes, the purposes of which are to protect the health and safety of workers, both generally and within the pipeline industry.

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