Clean Energy Fuels Corp

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CLNE : NASDAQ : Utilities
$2.49 | %
Today's Range: 2.37 - 2.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 1141400.0
06/23/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.76 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 62.06% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)89.4995.78
EBITDA ($mil)4.8610.93
EBIT ($mil)-10.46-4.03
Net Income ($mil)61.062.83


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)98.18171.71
Total Assets ($mil)906.46980.65
Total Debt ($mil)255.38524.49
Equity ($mil)543.13335.12


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin31.9938.14
EBITDA Margin5.4211.41
Operating Margin-11.69-4.2
Sales Turnover0.440.4
Return on Assets5.08-10.22
Return on Equity8.48-29.91
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio4.271.38
Debt/Capital0.320.61
Interest Expense4.919.3
Interest Coverage-2.13-0.43


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)149.72100.24
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.40.03
Book value / share3.633.34
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1176761.01802407.0

Valuation


SELL. CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP'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 0.69 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, CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP 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
CLNE 8.96 Peers 51.24   CLNE 42.68 Peers 14.91

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

CLNE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

CLNE is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLNE NM Peers 23.97   CLNE NM Peers 0.57

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CLNE is trading at a significant premium 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.

CLNE'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
CLNE 0.69 Peers 81.35   CLNE 125.68 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.

CLNE 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.

CLNE 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
CLNE 0.95 Peers 2.16   CLNE 0.53 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.

CLNE 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.

CLNE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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