AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1100.32||1493.62|
|Net Income ($mil)||326.06||240.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||38.46|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||4669.68|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||2494.04|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||59.9||40.64|
|Return on Assets||0.0||6.13|
|Return on Equity||0.0||18.01|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||92.87||92.87|
|Div / share||0.88||0.84|
|Book value / share||0.0||17.11|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||195594.0||317139.0|
BUY. AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.49 for the Gas Utilities industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.73. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|APU 76.16||Peers 25.49||APU NA||Peers 7.29|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
APU is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|APU 16.49||Peers 19.62||APU NM||Peers 5.44|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
APU is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
APU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|APU NA||Peers 1.98||APU -64.81||Peers 38.02|
Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
Ratio not available.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, APU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|APU 1.41||Peers 1.57||APU -13.43||Peers -2.96|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
APU is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
APU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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