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
Debt/Capital0.670.64
Interest Expense35.2934.26
Interest Coverage2.682.9


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)77.8977.89
Div / share1.11.1
EPS0.571.46
Book value / share20.022.16
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume362838.0519603.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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