AmeriGas Partners LP

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APU : NYSE : Utilities
$45.66 up 0.04 | 0.09%
Today's Range: 45.10 - 46.01
Avg. Daily Volume: 183,600
09/30/16 - 4:02 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 Volume184269.0252061.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.18 for the Gas Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.12. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.65 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.03. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP seems to be trading 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 32.17 Peers 37.18   APU 9.25 Peers 10.77

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 16.14 Peers 25.36   APU 2.43 Peers 2.21

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.

 

Average. 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 valuation on par 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 3.03   APU 95.89 Peers -20.65

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

APU is trading at a premium to 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 2.18   APU -22.82 Peers -17.48

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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