Ferrellgas Partners LPFind Ratings Reports
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -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 decreased, the net income has increased. FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.39 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 890.72% 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 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||379.54||471.15|
|Net Income ($mil)||-43.07||-79.79|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||15.94||24.49|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1667.22||2386.19|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2136.04||1986.57|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.87||13.81|
|Return on Assets||-37.7||-0.72|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-18.44|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||97.15||100.38|
|Div / share||0.51||0.51|
|Book value / share||-7.63||0.93|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1081462.0||772807.0|
SELL. 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. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|FGP NM||Peers 25.47||FGP 2.99||Peers 11.21|
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.
FGP'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.
FGP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|FGP 22.03||Peers 21.85||FGP NA||Peers 2.34|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
FGP 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.
|FGP NM||Peers 2.65||FGP -5672.72||Peers -48.38|
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.
FGP'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, FGP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FGP 0.32||Peers 2.07||FGP -5.09||Peers -8.44|
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.
FGP 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.
FGP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.