BP : NYSE : Basic Materials
$34.64 up 0.04 | 0.12%
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 6207600.0
06/23/17 - 8:26 AM ET

Financial Analysis

BP PLC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. BP PLC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.82 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.67% 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 ($mil)55863.038512.0
EBITDA ($mil)6382.03412.0
EBIT ($mil)2540.0-318.0
Net Income ($mil)1449.0-583.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)23833.023197.0
Total Assets ($mil)264959.0258848.0
Total Debt ($mil)61832.054012.0
Equity ($mil)97640.096030.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin16.4716.02
EBITDA Margin11.428.85
Operating Margin4.55-0.83
Sales Turnover0.760.8
Return on Assets0.81-3.73
Return on Equity2.19-10.06
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.191.29
Interest Expense334.0271.0
Interest Coverage7.6-1.17

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)3277.423105.98
Div / share0.60.6
Book value / share29.7930.92
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6036654.06574258.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 51.24 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.18 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
BP 54.22 Peers 51.24   BP 10.54 Peers 14.91

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

BP is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

BP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
BP 14.33 Peers 23.97   BP 0.01 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.

BP 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.

BP trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
BP 1.18 Peers 81.35   BP 120.56 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.

BP 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.

BP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
BP 0.58 Peers 2.16   BP -2.69 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.

BP 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.

BP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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