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
Interest Expense40.8440.27
Interest Coverage0.980.25

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


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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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