SUN : NYSE : Basic Materials
$30.22 | %
Today's Range: 30.03 - 30.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 1090900.0
04/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SUNOCO LP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has 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. SUNOCO LP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.56 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 28.56% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4306.24076.29
EBITDA ($mil)200.43126.5
EBIT ($mil)115.8551.43
Net Income ($mil)-584.714.99

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)119.061.78
Total Assets ($mil)8701.06247.58
Total Debt ($mil)4514.01957.62
Equity ($mil)2196.03074.24

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin13.0611.4
EBITDA Margin4.653.1
Operating Margin2.691.26
Sales Turnover1.82.95
Return on Assets-4.663.04
Return on Equity-18.486.18
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.171.5
Interest Expense59.4931.21
Interest Coverage1.951.65

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)98.1887.37
Div / share0.830.75
Book value / share22.3735.19
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1083690.01227597.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.35 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 38.31. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SUNOCO LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SUN NM Peers 145.46   SUN 5.29 Peers 11.69

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.

SUN'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.

SUN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SUN 12.64 Peers 26.05   SUN NA Peers 0.64

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

SUN 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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SUN 1.35 Peers 38.31   SUN -425.64 Peers 41.17

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.

SUN 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, SUN 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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SUN 0.19 Peers 2.53   SUN -14.97 Peers -9.44

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.

SUN 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.

SUN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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