MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.93 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 86.49% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||336.18||482.02|
|Net Income ($mil)||4.37||-39.26|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.04||16.54|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1553.92||1097.92|
|Total Debt ($mil)||902.01||658.7|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||27.46||18.4|
|Return on Assets||-0.75||-1.21|
|Return on Equity||-1.31||-5.12|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||35.37||26.63|
|Div / share||0.81||0.78|
|Book value / share||13.73||9.78|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||192419.0||316244.0|
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 2.35 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.85. 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 20.59||MMLP 9.87||Peers 11.68|
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 27.34||Peers 34.76||MMLP NA||Peers 1.98|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MMLP is trading at a valuation on par with 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 2.35||Peers 10.85||MMLP 69.39||Peers 43.88|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MMLP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MMLP 0.69||Peers 2.15||MMLP 0.52||Peers 9.32|
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 significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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