Cheniere Energy Partners LP

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CQP : AMEX : Basic Materials
$27.03 | %
Today's Range: 26.95 - 27.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 256000.0
09/22/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the second 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 1.68 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 remained unchanged 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)992.0151.17
EBITDA ($mil)286.040.78
EBIT ($mil)200.012.59
Net Income ($mil)46.0-100.13

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)865.0462.77
Total Assets ($mil)17163.014258.85
Total Debt ($mil)16025.013205.78
Equity ($mil)486.0488.42

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin31.3543.66
EBITDA Margin28.8326.97
Operating Margin20.168.33
Sales Turnover0.160.02
Return on Assets0.56-1.78
Return on Equity19.92-52.25
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.950.3
Interest Expense224.0205.84
Interest Coverage0.890.06

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)337.8337.8
Div / share0.430.43
Book value / share1.441.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume262305.0232221.0


HOLD. CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 54.34 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 19.02 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.11 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 452.14. 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 94.34 Peers 54.34   CQP 29.62 Peers 11.51

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

CQP is trading at a significant premium 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.

CQP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CQP 12.19 Peers 53.83   CQP NM 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.

CQP's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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CQP 19.02 Peers 452.14   CQP 138.66 Peers 184.92

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

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  Sales Growth
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CQP 3.34 Peers 2.15   CQP 683.23 Peers 21.07

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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