AmeriGas Partners LP

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APU : NYSE : Utilities
$45.82 -0.31 | -0.67%
Today's Range: 45.80 - 46.53
Avg. Daily Volume: 222,100
08/25/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.69 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 10.64% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)446.68477.98
EBITDA ($mil)85.3856.93
EBIT ($mil)40.1610.09
Net Income ($mil)-33.07-25.58


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)307.6616.22
Total Assets ($mil)4397.244185.75
Total Debt ($mil)2729.492333.19
Equity ($mil)1169.651309.04


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin67.7358.63
EBITDA Margin19.1111.91
Operating Margin8.992.11
Sales Turnover0.530.72
Return on Assets5.555.1
Return on Equity20.8716.31
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.890.87
Debt/Capital0.70.64
Interest Expense40.8440.27
Interest Coverage0.980.25


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)92.9292.89
Div / share0.940.92
EPS-0.46-0.37
Book value / share12.5914.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume229587.0250261.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 36.27 for the Gas Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.65 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.75. 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, AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APU 32.16 Peers 36.27   APU 9.25 Peers 11.00

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

APU is trading at a 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.

APU is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APU 16.08 Peers 24.83   APU 1.54 Peers 2.15

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

APU is trading at a 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.

APU trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
APU 3.65 Peers 3.75   APU 95.89 Peers -24.78

Average. 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.

APU is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APU 1.83 Peers 2.32   APU -22.82 Peers -16.22

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.

APU 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.

APU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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