Cheniere Energy Partners LP

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CQP : AMEX : Basic Materials
$28.00 | %
Today's Range: 27.50 - 28.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 197,900
07/22/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.19 which clearly 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 significantly decreased by 33.86% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)67.0567.53
EBITDA ($mil)9.935.06
EBIT ($mil)-9.46-9.82
Net Income ($mil)-74.91-178.68


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)411.79432.84
Total Assets ($mil)13651.0512248.95
Total Debt ($mil)12519.3910992.23
Equity ($mil)613.27927.3


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin52.0946.68
EBITDA Margin14.87.48
Operating Margin-14.11-14.54
Sales Turnover0.020.02
Return on Assets-1.57-4.23
Return on Equity-35.07-55.96
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.221.94
Debt/Capital0.950.92
Interest Expense192.62160.05
Interest Coverage-0.05-0.06


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)337.8337.8
Div / share0.430.43
EPS-1.31-0.53
Book value / share1.822.75
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume199116.0491386.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 15.92 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 11.34. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP seems to be trading 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
CQP NM Peers 71.04   CQP 149.66 Peers 289.35

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

CQP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

CQP 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
CQP 15.58 Peers 35.15   CQP NA Peers 2.07

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

CQP's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CQP 15.92 Peers 11.34   CQP -11.68 Peers -192.85

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.

CQP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

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

CQP 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
CQP 36.22 Peers 2.47   CQP 0.19 Peers -25.98

Premium. 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.

CQP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

CQP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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