Energy Transfer Equity LP

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ETE : NYSE : Basic Materials
$16.16 | %
Today's Range: 15.16 - 16.2
Avg. Daily Volume: 6361000.0
06/23/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP'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 increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 which shows a lack of ability to cover 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 31.96% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)11247.07695.0
EBITDA ($mil)1386.01263.0
EBIT ($mil)725.0701.0
Net Income ($mil)239.0312.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)370.0807.0
Total Assets ($mil)80997.072765.0
Total Debt ($mil)42975.038331.0
Equity ($mil)-1147.0-1686.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin14.0718.6
EBITDA Margin12.3216.41
Operating Margin6.459.11
Sales Turnover0.510.51
Return on Assets1.131.67
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.050.98
Interest Expense534.0554.0
Interest Coverage1.361.27

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1079.11044.8
Div / share0.290.29
Book value / share-1.06-1.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6106377.04968284.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 51.24 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ETE 18.99 Peers 51.24   ETE 5.07 Peers 14.91

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

ETE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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.

ETE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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ETE 9.06 Peers 23.97   ETE 1.14 Peers 0.57

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

ETE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

ETE trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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ETE NM Peers 81.35   ETE -27.59 Peers 98.97

Neutral. 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.

ETE's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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

However, ETE 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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ETE 0.42 Peers 2.16   ETE 10.61 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.

ETE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


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

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



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