Alliance Resource Partners LP

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ARLP : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$19.2 up 0.4 | 2.13%
Today's Range: 18.5 - 19.3
Avg. Daily Volume: 330600.0
06/23/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ALLIANCE RESOURCE PTNRS -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. ALLIANCE RESOURCE PTNRS -LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 20.40% 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 ($mil)461.08412.83
EBITDA ($mil)172.66125.45
EBIT ($mil)107.5354.85
Net Income ($mil)104.947.31


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)87.3629.99
Total Assets ($mil)2204.322368.5
Total Debt ($mil)624.52980.22
Equity ($mil)1140.61947.31


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin40.9234.56
EBITDA Margin37.4430.38
Operating Margin23.3213.29
Sales Turnover0.90.9
Return on Assets18.010.42
Return on Equity34.826.07
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.950.83
Debt/Capital0.350.51
Interest Expense7.67.84
Interest Coverage14.156.99


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)74.674.38
Div / share0.440.68
EPS1.10.36
Book value / share15.2912.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume301060.0315157.0

Valuation


BUY. ALLIANCE RESOURCE PTNRS -LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 51.24 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.42 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 81.35. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ALLIANCE RESOURCE PTNRS -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
ARLP 5.27 Peers 51.24   ARLP 2.02 Peers 14.91

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

ARLP is trading at a significant 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.

ARLP is trading at a significant 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
ARLP 8.84 Peers 23.97   ARLP NM Peers 0.57

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

ARLP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. 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.

ARLP's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ARLP 1.42 Peers 81.35   ARLP 168.18 Peers 98.97

Discount. 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.

ARLP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

ARLP 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
ARLP 0.82 Peers 2.16   ARLP -6.89 Peers 6.96

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.

ARLP is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ARLP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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