NuStar Energy LP

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NS : NYSE : Basic Materials
$48.70 up 0.33 | 0.68%
Today's Range: 48.37 - 48.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 279,400
10/21/16 - 11:14 AM ET

Financial Analysis

NUSTAR ENERGY LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. NUSTAR ENERGY LP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.28 which shows that technically this company has the 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 decreased by 13.02% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)437.8570.61
EBITDA ($mil)144.87145.17
EBIT ($mil)91.2292.41
Net Income ($mil)52.5254.33

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)103.02111.64
Total Assets ($mil)5055.225173.06
Total Debt ($mil)3205.693120.62
Equity ($mil)1489.91713.07

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin38.2630.12
EBITDA Margin33.0825.44
Operating Margin20.8416.19
Sales Turnover0.360.5
Return on Assets4.635.75
Return on Equity15.7317.25
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.611.38
Interest Expense35.434.22
Interest Coverage2.582.7

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)77.8977.89
Div / share1.11.1
Book value / share19.1321.99
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume280953.0381726.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 77.28 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.54. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.49 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 15.75. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. 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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NS 20.02 Peers 77.28   NS 7.38 Peers 11.13

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 20.45 Peers 52.47   NS NM Peers 1.09

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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NS 2.49 Peers 15.75   NS -24.69 Peers -231.29

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 2.06 Peers 2.63   NS -30.74 Peers -26.44

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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