Ferrellgas Partners LPFind Ratings Reports
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.55 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 significantly decreased by 1,440.31% 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||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||579.25||649.24|
|Net Income ($mil)||38.1||57.13|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||16.98||30.54|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1745.62||2481.48|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2168.01||2099.99|
|Profitability||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.31||23.75|
|Return on Assets||-37.1||-1.83|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-88.22|
|Debt||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Share Data||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||97.15||98.0|
|Div / share||0.1||0.51|
|Book value / share||-7.14||0.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||488162.0||1068338.0|
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 28.61||FGP 3.13||Peers 11.39|
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 26.70||Peers 23.82||FGP NA||Peers 3.39|
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 2.34||FGP -1457.14||Peers 23.06|
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 0.30||Peers 2.03||FGP -7.75||Peers 5.54|
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