Cheniere Energy Partners LP

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CQP : AMEX : Basic Materials
$32.74 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 182600.0
02/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.30 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 51.83% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)331.4167.54
EBITDA ($mil)92.4352.61
EBIT ($mil)47.935.92
Net Income ($mil)-81.51-24.13

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)581.02561.93
Total Assets ($mil)14942.5912547.33
Total Debt ($mil)13958.4511244.0
Equity ($mil)382.26793.71

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin36.19121.77
EBITDA Margin27.8877.89
Operating Margin14.4553.19
Sales Turnover0.040.02
Return on Assets-2.09-2.65
Return on Equity-81.77-42.04
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.351.5
Interest Expense220.17185.17
Interest Coverage0.220.19

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)337.81337.8
Div / share0.430.43
Book value / share1.132.35
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume177249.0307712.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 28.37 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 32.24. 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 146.60   CQP 554.69 Peers 12.63

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 13.43 Peers 35.50   CQP NA Peers 2.02

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

CQP 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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CQP 28.37 Peers 32.24   CQP -369.69 Peers -20.00

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 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 significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CQP 17.58 Peers 2.73   CQP 129.06 Peers -12.86

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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