CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.07 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 31.04% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||66.56||67.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-70.84||-61.27|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||444.53||578.68|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10387.52||8516.78|
|Total Debt ($mil)||8991.33||6576.27|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||75.47||80.63|
|Return on Assets||-3.94||-3.03|
|Return on Equity||-36.26||-15.74|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||337.8||337.8|
|Div / share||0.43||0.43|
|Book value / share||3.35||4.85|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||194774.0||371173.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.08 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.96. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CQP NM||Peers 21.12||CQP 861.23||Peers 8.19|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CQP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
CQP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|CQP 46.78||Peers 50.44||CQP NA||Peers 1.64|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
CQP's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
Ratio not available.
|CQP 9.08||Peers 11.96||CQP -37.07||Peers 43.95|
Discount. 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.
CQP is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CQP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CQP 38.23||Peers 2.21||CQP 0.18||Peers 9.91|
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.
CQP 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.
CQP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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