WESTERN GAS PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. WESTERN GAS PARTNERS LP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.25 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.94% 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 ($mil)||329.94||251.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||95.03||60.02|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||110.63||74.18|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4964.81||3909.27|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2022.88||1418.36|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.64||43.83|
|Return on Assets||6.98||3.79|
|Return on Equity||13.27||6.74|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||118.97||112.13|
|Div / share||0.63||0.54|
|Book value / share||21.96||19.59|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||149399.0||155614.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.32 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.67. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.38 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.47. 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 33.70||Peers 24.32||WES 17.27||Peers 20.65|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
WES is trading at a significant premium 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.
WES is trading at a discount to its peers.
|WES 27.51||Peers 18.25||WES 1.34||Peers 1.73|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
WES is trading at a significant premium 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.
WES trades at a discount to its peers.
|WES 3.38||Peers 14.47||WES 182.05||Peers 31.27|
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 7.49||Peers 2.55||WES 24.95||Peers 10.50|
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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