BLACKSTONE GROUP LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly; although net income growth outperformed the average competitor in its industry, revenue growth did not.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||932.35||2512.36|
|Net Income ($mil)||150.03||629.45|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||3184.72|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||32406.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||9818.74|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.75||55.77|
|Return on Assets||0.0||6.01|
|Return on Equity||0.0||26.12|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||624.45||609.19|
|Div / share||0.61||0.78|
|Book value / share||0.0||12.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5329066.0||5390082.0|
BUY. BLACKSTONE GROUP LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 19.51 for the Capital Markets industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.17. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BLACKSTONE GROUP LP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BX 104.56||Peers 19.51||BX NA||Peers 10.37|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
BX 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.
|BX 8.74||Peers 14.58||BX 0.78||Peers 1.41|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BX is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
BX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BX NA||Peers 1.86||BX -91.43||Peers -15.41|
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, BX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BX 5.75||Peers 3.18||BX -63.80||Peers -1.26|
Premium. 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.
BX is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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