AmeriGas Partners LP

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APU : NYSE : Utilities
$45.79 | %
Today's Range: 45.51 - 46.0085
Avg. Daily Volume: 198900.0
04/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.59 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 15.04% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)677.17644.1
EBITDA ($mil)214.19163.23
EBIT ($mil)170.77115.21
Net Income ($mil)91.9580.97


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)9.2517.25
Total Assets ($mil)4199.784226.98
Total Debt ($mil)2605.022467.94
Equity ($mil)977.271150.4


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin65.1261.19
EBITDA Margin31.6225.34
Operating Margin25.2217.89
Sales Turnover0.560.62
Return on Assets5.187.84
Return on Equity22.328.83
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.930.7
Debt/Capital0.730.68
Interest Expense40.0341.03
Interest Coverage4.272.81


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)92.9392.89
Div / share0.940.92
EPS0.870.77
Book value / share10.5212.38
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume195695.0213259.0

Valuation


BUY. AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 26.53 for the Gas Utilities industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.80. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.43 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.97 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.65. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, AMERIGAS PARTNERS -LP proves to trade at a premium 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 41.95 Peers 26.53   APU 10.30 Peers 11.53

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

APU 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.

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 16.56 Peers 21.91   APU 0.91 Peers 3.29

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 4.43 Peers 2.65   APU -43.08 Peers 1.12

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 significant premium to its peers.

 

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

However, APU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APU 1.85 Peers 2.10   APU -11.20 Peers -7.24

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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