ENBRIDGE ENERGY PRTNRS -LP's gross profit margin for the first 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. ENBRIDGE ENERGY PRTNRS -LP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.36 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1428.6||2079.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||166.5||119.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||356.1||218.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||18056.7||15352.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6995.5||5594.6|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.01||25.99|
|Return on Assets||2.9||1.78|
|Return on Equity||7.44||3.25|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||339.38||327.02|
|Div / share||0.57||0.54|
|Book value / share||16.57||17.03|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||545265.0||959513.0|
BUY. ENBRIDGE ENERGY PRTNRS -LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 30.77 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.01 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.49. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|EEP 44.36||Peers 30.77||EEP 11.28||Peers 9.33|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
EEP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
EEP is trading at a premium to its peers.
|EEP 25.99||Peers 40.06||EEP 0.85||Peers 1.51|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
EEP 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.
EEP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|EEP 2.01||Peers 10.49||EEP 368.75||Peers -15.50|
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.
EEP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
EEP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|EEP 1.54||Peers 2.56||EEP -2.54||Peers -1.78|
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.
EEP is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
EEP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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