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Ferrellgas Partners LP
FGP : NYSE : Basic Materials
$20.95 up0.82 | 4.07%
Today's Range: 20.06 - 21.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 255,400
10/08/15 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased 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. FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.50 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 281.33% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)382.51399.03
EBITDA ($mil)14.346.71
EBIT ($mil)-13.67-15.72
Net Income ($mil)-58.78-47.8

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)7.658.29
Total Assets ($mil)2464.061572.27
Total Debt ($mil)1953.361456.36
Equity ($mil)203.75-112.37

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin11.8710.23
EBITDA Margin3.741.68
Operating Margin-3.57-3.94
Sales Turnover0.821.53
Return on Assets1.22.11
Return on Equity14.530.0
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio0.891.03
Interest Expense28.622.13
Interest Coverage-0.48-0.71

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)100.3881.23
Div / share0.50.5
Book value / share2.03-1.38
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume246078.0375795.0


HOLD. FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.02 for the Gas Utilities industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.76 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.31. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
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FGP 70.75 Peers 24.02   FGP 9.79 Peers 6.92

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

FGP 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.

FGP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
FGP 18.69 Peers 18.56   FGP 0.47 Peers 5.23

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

FGP is trading at a premium 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.

FGP trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
FGP 9.76 Peers 2.31   FGP -30.00 Peers 36.38

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

FGP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, FGP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
FGP 0.98 Peers 1.51   FGP -15.86 Peers -7.94

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.

FGP 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.

FGP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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