WESTERN GAS PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 55.48% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||375.09||293.72|
|Net Income ($mil)||83.57||91.06|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||83.09|
|Total Assets ($mil)||7094.63||4777.11|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2533.0||1912.84|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.99||50.23|
|Return on Assets||5.25||6.59|
|Return on Equity||9.43||12.39|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||128.18||117.93|
|Div / share||0.7||0.6|
|Book value / share||30.83||21.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||248184.0||384792.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 33.91 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.24 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.40. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, WESTERN GAS PARTNERS LP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|WES 37.30||Peers 33.91||WES 15.85||Peers 10.02|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
WES is trading at a premium to 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.
WES is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|WES 30.80||Peers 50.95||WES NM||Peers 1.95|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
WES 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.
WES's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|WES 2.24||Peers 11.40||WES -9.32||Peers -19.83|
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.
WES 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.
WES is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|WES 6.48||Peers 2.40||WES 24.32||Peers -1.63|
Premium. 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.
WES is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
WES has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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