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NuStar Energy L.P.
NS : NYSE : Basic Materials
$49.65 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 351,400
10/05/15 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NUSTAR ENERGY LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly 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. NUSTAR ENERGY LP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.02 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 decreased by 5.26% 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 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)570.61749.75
EBITDA ($mil)145.17137.29
EBIT ($mil)92.4189.35
Net Income ($mil)54.3355.51

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)111.6449.08
Total Assets ($mil)5173.064895.78
Total Debt ($mil)3120.622726.63
Equity ($mil)1713.071808.37

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin30.1221.4
EBITDA Margin25.4418.31
Operating Margin16.1911.92
Sales Turnover0.50.65
Return on Assets5.75-4.82
Return on Equity17.25-7.12
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio1.381.72
Interest Expense34.2234.17
Interest Coverage2.72.62

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)77.8977.89
Div / share1.11.1
Book value / share21.9923.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume352312.0277336.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 24.74 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.11 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.37. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NUSTAR ENERGY LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NS 14.72 Peers 24.74   NS 6.52 Peers 21.65

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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.

NS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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NS 16.33 Peers 52.91   NS 0.30 Peers 0.34

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

NS is trading at a significant 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.

NS trades at a discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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NS 2.11 Peers 9.37   NS 241.07 Peers -40.37

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.

NS 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.

NS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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NS 1.39 Peers 1.81   NS -17.74 Peers -10.93

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.

NS is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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