Martin Midstream Partners LP

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MMLP : NASDAQ : Industrial Services
$13.35 -0.25 | -1.84%
Today's Range: 13.35 - 13.74
Avg. Daily Volume: 175500.0
03/16/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.97 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.41% 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 Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)305.74236.9
EBITDA ($mil)47.2646.73
EBIT ($mil)28.0120.86
Net Income ($mil)18.8517.88

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.030.02
Total Assets ($mil)1253.51246.36
Total Debt ($mil)812.63808.11
Equity ($mil)298.24312.01

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin19.0523.95
EBITDA Margin15.4519.72
Operating Margin9.168.8
Sales Turnover0.750.66
Return on Assets1.362.53
Return on Equity5.7410.14
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.811.65
Interest Expense0.012.84
Interest Coverage0.01.63

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)38.4535.45
Div / share0.50.5
Book value / share7.768.8
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume179626.0170831.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 44.17 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.75 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 24.41. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MMLP 30.91 Peers 44.17   MMLP 7.75 Peers 8.37

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

MMLP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. 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.

MMLP is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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MMLP 18.01 Peers 20.30   MMLP 0.76 Peers 0.58

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

MMLP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. 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.

MMLP trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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MMLP 1.75 Peers 24.41   MMLP -32.31 Peers 514.44

Discount. 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.

MMLP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, MMLP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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MMLP 0.55 Peers 1.94   MMLP 14.34 Peers 30.87

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.

MMLP 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.

MMLP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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