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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
WES's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. WES: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WES' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 9999.50 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.54
WES's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WES: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WES' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.54
0.48
0.97
Interest Coverage 2.83
WES's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. WES: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WES' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.41  Med: 8.07 Max: 56.99
Current: 2.83
2.41
56.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.24
M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
9.20%
4.85%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.23
WES's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. WES: 18.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WES' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.4  Med: 28.57 Max: 33.91
Current: 18.23
21.4
33.91
Net-margin (%) 11.82
WES's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. WES: 11.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WES' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.97  Med: 22.17 Max: 31.55
Current: 11.82
11.97
31.55
ROE (%) 0.26
WES's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.85 vs. WES: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WES' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.94  Med: 8.78 Max: 11.68
Current: 0.26
3.94
11.68
ROA (%) 2.92
WES's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. WES: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WES' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 7.84 Max: 9.34
Current: 2.92
4.08
9.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.15
WES's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. WES: 7.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WES' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.89  Med: 14.93 Max: 25.01
Current: 7.15
8.89
25.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
WES's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. WES: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WES' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 5.5
Current: -5.2
0
5.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.70
WES's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WES: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WES' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.55 Max: 4.4
Current: -1.7
0
4.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
WES's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. WES: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WES' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -20.60 Max: 8.1
Current: 2.8
0
8.1
» WES's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

WES Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ron Baron 9,337 sh (+10.67%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2015

WES Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 80,800 sh (New)
Ron Baron 9,537 sh (+2.14%)
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Q2 2015

WES Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 135,271 sh (+67.41%)
Ron Baron Sold Out
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Q3 2015

WES Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 486,621 sh (+259.74%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.80
WES's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. WES: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WES' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.36  Med: 27.87 Max: 113.33
Current: 16.8
9.36
113.33
Forward P/E 13.81
WES's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. WES: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.20
WES's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. WES: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WES' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.24  Med: 24.63 Max: 89.69
Current: 16.2
5.24
89.69
P/B 1.20
WES's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. WES: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WES' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.78
Current: 1.2
0.8
3.78
P/S 2.72
WES's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. WES: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WES' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 4.17 Max: 7.28
Current: 2.72
1.13
7.28
POCF 7.39
WES's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. WES: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WES' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.52  Med: 10.16 Max: 24.4
Current: 7.39
2.52
24.4
EV-to-EBIT 22.73
WES's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 17.71 vs. WES: 22.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WES' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 17.60 Max: 54.1
Current: 22.73
3.1
54.1
EV-to-EBITDA 12.88
WES's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
53% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 12.55 vs. WES: 12.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WES' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.20 Max: 28.6
Current: 12.88
2.1
28.6
Current Ratio 1.06
WES's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. WES: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WES' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.15 Max: 4.41
Current: 1.06
0.37
4.41
Quick Ratio 1.03
WES's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WES: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WES' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.15 Max: 4.41
Current: 1.03
0.37
4.41
Days Inventory 2.20
WES's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
89% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. WES: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WES' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.26
Current: 2.2
0.74
2.26
Days Sales Outstanding 34.26
WES's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. WES: 34.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WES' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.67  Med: 9.08 Max: 29.12
Current: 34.26
3.67
29.12
Days Payable 26.06
WES's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 33.95 vs. WES: 26.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WES' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.91  Med: 23.03 Max: 52.04
Current: 26.06
8.91
52.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 9.57
WES's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. WES: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WES' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.95 Max: 8.95
Current: 9.57
1.08
8.95
Dividend Payout 1.44
WES's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. WES: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WES' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.44
0.49
2.69
Dividend Growth (3y) 16.90
WES's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. WES: 16.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WES' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.85 Max: 51.6
Current: 16.9
0
51.6
Forward Dividend Yield 10.04
WES's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. WES: 10.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 20.10
WES's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. WES: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WES' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 8.28 Max: 21.13
Current: 20.1
2.27
21.13
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -21.60
WES's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -8.00 vs. WES: -21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WES' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.8  Med: -28.85 Max: 0
Current: -21.6
-46.8
0

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.78
WES's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. WES: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WES' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 2.53 Max: 3.94
Current: 1.78
0.95
3.94
Price/Projected FCF 1.82
WES's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. WES: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WES' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 4.08 Max: 39.08
Current: 1.82
2.38
39.08
Price/Median PS Value 0.65
WES's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. WES: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WES' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.65
0.32
1.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.84
WES's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. WES: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WES' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.18  Med: 6.49 Max: 8.49
Current: 2.84
4.18
8.49
Price/Graham Number 1.13
WES's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. WES: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WES' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.85
Current: 1.13
0.55
3.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.40
WES's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WES: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WES' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 5.70 Max: 32.6
Current: 4.4
1.8
32.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.51
WES's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -0.45 vs. WES: -3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WES' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.5  Med: 2.40 Max: 14.7
Current: -3.51
-3.5
14.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1604
EPS $ 1.89
Beta1.27
Short Percentage of Float4.40%
52-Week Range $27.85 - 74.30
Shares Outstanding(Mil)139.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 1,479 1,730 2,246 2,279
EPS($) 1.91 1.72 2.31 4.28
EPS without NRI($) 1.91 1.72 2.31 4.28

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 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 Company's operations are subject to stringent and complex federal, tribal, state and local environmental laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relate to environmental protection.
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