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||135160.0||127504.0|
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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.93 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.67. 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 24.34||MMLP 17.01||Peers 20.87|
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 20.24||Peers 18.26||MMLP NA||Peers 1.72|
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 2.93||Peers 14.67||MMLP -158.52||Peers 31.84|
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 0.65||Peers 2.56||MMLP 9.84||Peers 10.61|
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.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
MMLP is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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