MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has 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. MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.03 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.11% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||418.95||358.19|
|Net Income ($mil)||-0.97||9.08|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2.7||0.02|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1250.76||1056.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||692.17||568.19|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.05||22.78|
|Return on Assets||-2.25||9.96|
|Return on Equity||-7.3||12.88|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.64||26.62|
|Div / share||0.79||0.78|
|Book value / share||12.62||12.84|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||250634.0||140785.0|
HOLD. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.84 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.38. 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, MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MMLP NM||Peers 22.80||MMLP 16.46||Peers 20.93|
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.
MMLP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Discount. 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.
MMLP is trading at a discount to its peers.
|MMLP 19.48||Peers 17.92||MMLP NA||Peers 1.73|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MMLP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
|MMLP 2.84||Peers 14.38||MMLP -158.52||Peers 33.87|
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.
MMLP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MMLP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MMLP 0.62||Peers 2.21||MMLP 9.84||Peers 11.22|
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.
MMLP 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.
MMLP trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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