CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.74 which shows the ability to cover 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 39.99% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||67.53||67.22|
|Net Income ($mil)||-178.68||-69.73|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||432.84||501.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||12248.95||8373.11|
|Total Debt ($mil)||10992.23||6578.35|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.56||79.69|
|Return on Assets||-4.23||-3.29|
|Return on Equity||-55.96||-17.86|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||337.8||337.8|
|Div / share||0.43||0.43|
|Book value / share||2.75||4.57|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||184330.0||241421.0|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 12.06 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a premium versus the industry average of 11.40. 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, CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CQP NM||Peers 33.91||CQP NM||Peers 10.02|
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.
Neutral. 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's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|CQP 50.92||Peers 50.95||CQP NA||Peers 1.95|
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 12.06||Peers 11.40||CQP -60.41||Peers -19.83|
Average. 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 valuation on par with 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 41.56||Peers 2.40||CQP -0.11||Peers -1.63|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CQP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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