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Sunoco Logistics Partners
SXL : NYSE : Basic Materials

$90.73 0.18 | 0.20%
Today's Range: 89.94 - 91.37
Avg. Daily Volume: 192,200
04/23/14 - 3:56 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.90 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.17% 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 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)4288.03189.0
EBITDA ($mil)195.0222.0
EBIT ($mil)126.0159.0
Net Income ($mil)102.0139.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)39.03.0
Total Assets ($mil)11897.010361.0
Total Debt ($mil)2503.01732.0
Equity ($mil)6204.06072.0


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin5.088.03
EBITDA Margin4.546.96
Operating Margin2.944.99
Sales Turnover1.41.27
Return on Assets3.895.01
Return on Equity7.468.56
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio1.121.12
Debt/Capital0.290.22
Interest Expense26.018.0
Interest Coverage4.858.83


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)103.85103.77
Div / share0.630.52
EPS0.631.1
Book value / share59.7458.51
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume186273.0186326.0

Valuation


BUY. SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.69 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.59. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.47 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.56 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.06. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SXL 27.02 Peers 25.69   SXL 12.17 Peers 10.65

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

SXL is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

SXL is trading at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SXL 27.61 Peers 16.70   SXL NM Peers 2.10

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

SXL 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.

SXL's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SXL 1.47 Peers 4.06   SXL -23.35 Peers -28.31

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.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SXL 0.55 Peers 2.27   SXL 26.91 Peers 10.05

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.

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

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SXL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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