AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [NYSE:APU]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in September. On average, stock market experts give APU an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 22.75 to 43.79. This is compared to its latest closing price of $34.95.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] is sitting at 3.17. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.17.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] generated $0.97 billion in sales. That’s 0.63% higher than the average estimate of $0.97 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that the company is performing better than market experts expected, boosting its appeal as a solid investment.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Wed 7 Aug (In 83 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] sitting at +12.39 and its Gross Margin at +45.08, this company’s Net Margin is now 4.00%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 10.18, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 10.70%. Its Return on Equity is 22.80, and its Return on Assets is 3.59. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates APU financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 534.74. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 84.25, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 71.36. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 488.81, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 77.01. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 11.31 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.23. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.17, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.43. AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] has a Price to Book Ratio of 7.01, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 8.96 and P/E Ratio of 60.81. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 13.73 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.71. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.47 and its Current Ratio is 0.67. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] has 92.15M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $3.22B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 22.75 to 43.79. At its current price, it has moved by -19.78% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 54.42% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.13, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 55.63. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. [APU], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.