Cheniere Energy Partners LP

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CQP : AMEX : Basic Materials
$30.44 -0.31 | -1.0%
Today's Range: 30.51 - 30.9956
Avg. Daily Volume: 271700.0
07/25/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased 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. CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.64 which shows the 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 decreased by 24.17% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)891.067.05
EBITDA ($mil)285.09.93
EBIT ($mil)219.0-9.46
Net Income ($mil)47.0-74.91

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)756.0411.79
Total Assets ($mil)17092.013651.05
Total Debt ($mil)16020.012519.39
Equity ($mil)465.0613.27

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin34.7952.09
EBITDA Margin31.9814.8
Operating Margin24.58-14.11
Sales Turnover0.110.02
Return on Assets-0.28-1.57
Return on Equity-10.59-35.07
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.950.22
Interest Expense211.0192.62
Interest Coverage1.04-0.05

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)337.8337.8
Div / share0.430.43
Book value / share1.381.82
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume266855.0180546.0


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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 22.01 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 79.95. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CQP NM Peers 55.33   CQP 95.04 Peers 15.52

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.


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.

CQP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CQP 11.70 Peers 58.89   CQP NA Peers 0.55

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

CQP 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
CQP 22.01 Peers 79.95   CQP 76.20 Peers 95.84

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.

CQP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
CQP 5.32 Peers 2.26   CQP 613.86 Peers 7.37

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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