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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 : 3/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.12
GST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. GST: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.11 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
Equity-to-Asset -0.02
GST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. GST: -0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.56  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.84
Current: -0.02
-0.56
0.84
Debt-to-Equity -36.51
GST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. GST: -36.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
GST' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.51  Med: 0.97 Max: 9.94
Current: -36.51
-36.51
9.94
Debt-to-EBITDA 11.42
GST's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. GST: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
GST' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.89  Med: 0.65 Max: 11.42
Current: 11.42
-13.89
11.42
Interest Coverage 0.65
GST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. GST: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.65
0.65
3.2
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -2.40
Beneish M-Score: 4.21
WACC vs ROIC
9.88%
9.58%
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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history
Operating Margin % 30.37
GST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
83% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -5.89 vs. GST: 30.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -399.68  Med: -35.12 Max: 45.8
Current: 30.37
-399.68
45.8
Net Margin % -36.09
GST's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
62% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -9.28 vs. GST: -36.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -428.27  Med: -29.13 Max: 56.23
Current: -36.09
-428.27
56.23
ROA % -8.08
GST's ROA % is ranked lower than
59% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.14 vs. GST: -8.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -76.25  Med: -5.04 Max: 11.21
Current: -8.08
-76.25
11.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.35
GST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -4.10 vs. GST: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.79  Med: -6.1 Max: 12.47
Current: 3.35
-83.79
12.47
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -27.60
GST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
60% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -21.80 vs. GST: -27.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.6  Med: 18.95 Max: 59.2
Current: -27.6
-27.6
59.2
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Preferred stocks of Gastar Exploration Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
GST.PRB18.206.15Pfd Shs Series -B-
GST.PRA16.695.388.625% PRF PERPETUAL USD 25 Ser A

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - E&P » Oil & Gas E&P    NAICS: 211111    SIC: 1311
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Traded in other countries:GXX.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Gastar Exploration Inc is an independent energy company. It is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, condensate, natural gas and NGLs.

Gastar Exploration Inc was incorporated on November 14, 2013. It is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, condensate, natural gas and NGLs in the U.S. The Company's principal business activities include the identification, acquisition, and subsequent exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties with an emphasis on unconventional reserves, such as shale resource plays. Its geographical areas include Appalachian Basin, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and Mid-Continent. Its oil and natural gas exploration, production and related operations are subject to extensive rules and regulations promulgated in the United States.

Top Ranked Articles about Gastar Exploration Inc

Gastar Exploration Updates Third Quarter And Full Year 2017 Production Guidance
Gastar Exploration To Present At The Johnson Rice & Company 2017 Energy Conference
Gastar Exploration To Present At Enercom's The Oil & Gas Conference In Denver
Gastar Exploration Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule
Gastar Exploration Inc. Declares Monthly Cash Dividend on 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock and 10.75% Series B Preferred Stock
Gastar Exploration Inc. Declares Monthly Cash Dividend on 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock and 10.75% Series B Preferred Stock
Gastar Exploration Announces Addition Of Stephen P. Roberts As Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Gastar Exploration Inc. Declares Monthly Cash Dividend on 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock and 10.75% Series B Preferred Stock
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Ratios

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PS Ratio 1.53
GST's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. GST: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 2.47 Max: 7.27
Current: 1.53
0.48
7.27
EV-to-EBIT 56.02
GST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 14.28 vs. GST: 56.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -421.9  Med: -1.6 Max: 76
Current: 56.02
-421.9
76
EV-to-EBITDA 15.30
GST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. GST: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.8  Med: 4.8 Max: 93
Current: 15.3
-39.8
93
EV-to-Revenue 6.11
GST's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
63% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. GST: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
GST' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 6.1 Max: 10.3
Current: 6.11
3
10.3
Current Ratio 2.30
GST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. GST: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.3
0.26
3.54
Quick Ratio 2.30
GST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. GST: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.3
0.26
3.54
Days Sales Outstanding 282.90
GST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
95% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 45.74 vs. GST: 282.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.43  Med: 69.73 Max: 282.9
Current: 282.9
34.43
282.9
Days Payable 234.97
GST's Days Payable is ranked higher than
78% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 76.90 vs. GST: 234.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.72  Med: 258.68 Max: 649.61
Current: 234.97
25.72
649.61

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -34.90
GST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -12.10 vs. GST: -34.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.9  Med: -6.9 Max: -6.4
Current: -34.9
-34.9
-6.4

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.62
GST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. GST: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.62
0.25
2.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.79
GST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: -1.49 vs. GST: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.8  Med: -4.8 Max: 14.6
Current: 1.79
-92.8
14.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $72.61
EPS (TTM) $ -0.21
Beta2.85
Short Percentage of Float15.41%
52-Week Range $0.38 - 2.19
Shares Outstanding (Mil)213.95

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 72 73
EPS ($) -0.17 -0.14 -0.05
EPS without NRI ($) -0.17 -0.14 -0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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