Ferrellgas Partners LPFind Ratings Reports
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 149.13% 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||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||509.47||532.55|
|Net Income ($mil)||18.69||35.81|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||14.37||23.95|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2372.85||1592.86|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2046.4||1461.39|
|Profitability||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.3||20.99|
|Return on Assets||-2.64||2.54|
|Return on Equity||-122.56||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Share Data||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||98.0||82.72|
|Div / share||0.51||0.5|
|Book value / share||0.52||-1.26|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||242919.0||326081.0|
HOLD. 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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 32.52 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.46. 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, FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FGP NM||Peers 37.69||FGP 8.89||Peers 11.08|
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 discount to its peers.
|FGP 44.71||Peers 25.62||FGP NA||Peers 2.26|
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 32.52||Peers 3.46||FGP -294.11||Peers -23.01|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
FGP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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 0.83||Peers 2.22||FGP -1.40||Peers -17.39|
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.