Ferrellgas Partners LPFind Ratings Reports
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 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. FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.31 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.42% 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 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||454.66||379.54|
|Net Income ($mil)||-47.92||-43.07|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||10.82||15.94|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1704.95||1667.22|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2163.36||2136.04|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||9.42||12.87|
|Return on Assets||-3.46||-37.7|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||97.15||97.15|
|Div / share||0.1||0.51|
|Book value / share||-8.12||-7.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||270196.0||414531.0|
SELL. 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. 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 18.03||FGP 3.99||Peers 10.74|
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 22.99||Peers 19.08||FGP NA||Peers 4.54|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
FGP's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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 2.42||FGP 90.56||Peers 275.09|
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 0.16||Peers 2.01||FGP 2.95||Peers 11.15|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FGP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth