NuStar Energy LP

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NS : NYSE : Basic Materials
$48.62 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 321,000
07/27/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NUSTAR ENERGY LP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly; although net income growth outperformed the average competitor in its industry, revenue growth did not. NUSTAR ENERGY LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.98 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 9.75% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)405.7554.94
EBITDA ($mil)147.71151.74
EBIT ($mil)94.5799.28
Net Income ($mil)57.4127.9

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)130.9278.18
Total Assets ($mil)5095.555084.15
Total Debt ($mil)3206.653033.41
Equity ($mil)1557.651725.96

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin42.2731.86
EBITDA Margin36.427.34
Operating Margin23.3117.89
Sales Turnover0.380.55
Return on Assets4.635.87
Return on Equity15.1617.29
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.221.29
Interest Expense35.2934.26
Interest Coverage2.682.9

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)77.8977.89
Div / share1.11.1
Book value / share20.022.16
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume362838.0519603.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 70.76 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.48 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.73. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NUSTAR ENERGY LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NS 20.65 Peers 70.76   NS 7.66 Peers 306.30

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

NS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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.

NS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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NS 20.59 Peers 39.26   NS NM Peers 2.07

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

NS is trading at a significant discount 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.

NS's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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NS 2.48 Peers 11.73   NS -25.00 Peers -202.73

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.

NS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

NS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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NS 2.00 Peers 2.43   NS -30.43 Peers -25.78

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.

NS is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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