Ferrellgas Partners LPFind Ratings Reports
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS -LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased 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 0.45 which clearly 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 417.56% 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||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||409.51||382.51|
|Net Income ($mil)||-661.43||-58.78|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||13.22||25.66|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1683.31||2464.06|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2110.55||1953.36|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.11||11.87|
|Return on Assets||-39.53||1.2|
|Return on Equity||0.0||14.53|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||98.0||100.38|
|Div / share||0.51||0.5|
|Book value / share||-6.6||2.03|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||572889.0||321875.0|
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 35.61||FGP 5.27||Peers 9.73|
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 36.63||Peers 23.93||FGP NA||Peers 2.00|
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 2.35||FGP -2492.85||Peers -68.66|
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 0.50||Peers 1.89||FGP 0.73||Peers -17.66|
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.