AmeriGas Partners LP

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APU : NYSE : Utilities
$48.75 | %
Today's Range: 48.45 - 48.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 256,300
07/22/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.60 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.97% 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 Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)827.491100.32
EBITDA ($mil)328.98411.21
EBIT ($mil)282.75364.29
Net Income ($mil)245.91326.06

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)15.7421.39
Total Assets ($mil)4187.724406.62
Total Debt ($mil)2347.532345.08
Equity ($mil)1301.241429.59

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin68.5860.76
EBITDA Margin39.7537.37
Operating Margin34.1733.11
Sales Turnover0.570.72
Return on Assets6.04.56
Return on Equity19.3314.08
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio0.941.1
Interest Expense40.8141.1
Interest Coverage6.938.86

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)92.9292.89
Div / share0.920.88
Book value / share14.015.39
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume258451.0268552.0


BUY. AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 27.66 for the Gas Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.03. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.39 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.62. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APU 31.26 Peers 27.66   APU 8.78 Peers 10.12

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

APU is trading at a 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.

APU is trading at a discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APU 17.15 Peers 27.35   APU 1.66 Peers 2.48

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.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
APU 3.39 Peers 3.62   APU 141.26 Peers -36.71

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.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
APU 1.86 Peers 2.30   APU -25.14 Peers -17.09

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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