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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
APU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. APU: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
APU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.11
0
0.11
Equity to Asset 0.27
APU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. APU: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
APU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.27
0.11
0.37
Interest Coverage 2.77
APU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. APU: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
APU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.01 Max: 4.27
Current: 2.77
1.2
4.27
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.61
M-Score: -3.01
WACC vs ROIC
5.18%
12.56%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 19.31
APU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. APU: 19.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
APU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.84  Med: 10.92 Max: 19.31
Current: 19.31
5.84
19.31
Net-margin (%) 10.45
APU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. APU: 10.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
APU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 7.06 Max: 10.45
Current: 10.45
0.75
10.45
ROE (%) 16.84
APU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. APU: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
APU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.24  Med: 34.67 Max: 71.62
Current: 16.84
-0.24
71.62
ROA (%) 5.77
APU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. APU: 5.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
APU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 7.26 Max: 13.28
Current: 5.77
0.7
13.28
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.38
APU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. APU: 31.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
APU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.43  Med: 31.87 Max: 48.25
Current: 31.38
14.43
48.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
APU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. APU: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
APU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: 1.5 Max: 13.5
Current: -4.7
-5.7
13.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.60
APU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. APU: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
APU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 4.7 Max: 16.9
Current: 15.6
-15.9
16.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-10)


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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:APK.Germany,
AmeriGas Partners LP is a retail propane distributor in the United States and conducts its business through its subsidiary, AmeriGas Propane, L.P.

AmeriGas Partners LP is a limited partnership formed under Delaware law on November 2, 1994. The Company is a retail propane distributor in the United States based on the volume of propane gallons distributed annually. The Partnership serves over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, wholesale and motor fuel customers in all 50 states from over 2,500 propane distribution locations. The Company also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems. The district offices generally consist of a business office, appliance showroom, warehouse, and service facilities, with one or more 18,000 to 30,000 gallon storage tanks on the premises. As part of its overall transportation and distribution infrastructure, the Company operates as an interstate carrier in 48 states throughout the United States. It is also licensed as a carrier in the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. The Company sells propane mainly to residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural and wholesale customers. The Company continues to expand its ACE program. At September 30, 2013, ACE cylinders were available at over 47,500 retail locations throughout the United States. Sales of its ACE cylinders to retailers are included in commercial/industrial sales. The ACE program enables consumers to purchase propane cylinders or exchange their empty propane cylinders at various retail locations such as home centers, gas stations, mass merchandisers and grocery and convenience stores. It also supplies retailers with propane tanks to enable retailers to replenish customers' propane cylinders directly at the retailer's location. The Company has over 250 domestic and international sources of supply, including the spot market. Supplies of propane from the Partnership's sources historically have been readily available. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental, safety and transportation laws and regulations governing the storage, distribution and transportation of propane and the operation of bulk storage LPG terminals.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 32.20
APU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
83% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.37 vs. APU: 32.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
APU' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.28  Med: 23.45 Max: 260
Current: 32.2
8.28
260
Forward P/E 16.89
APU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. APU: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.20
APU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.78 vs. APU: 32.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
APU' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.28  Med: 23.45 Max: 260
Current: 32.2
8.28
260
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 11.31
APU's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. APU: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
APU' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 15.74 Max: 41.52
Current: 11.31
4.78
41.52
P/B 3.63
APU's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. APU: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
APU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 4.64 Max: 8.65
Current: 3.63
1.99
8.65
P/S 1.85
APU's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. APU: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
APU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.85
0.45
1.99
PFCF 11.80
APU's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. APU: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
APU' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.42  Med: 14.76 Max: 26.02
Current: 11.8
5.42
26.02
POCF 9.25
APU's POCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. APU: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
APU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.27  Med: 9.81 Max: 14.75
Current: 9.25
4.27
14.75
EV-to-EBIT 16.23
APU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.32 vs. APU: 16.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
APU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 15.6 Max: 38.5
Current: 16.23
7.1
38.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.10
APU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.34 vs. APU: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
APU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 10.8 Max: 20.6
Current: 11.1
5.6
20.6
PEG 5.89
APU's PEG is ranked lower than
73% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. APU: 5.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
APU' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.28 Max: 181.48
Current: 5.89
0.95
181.48
Shiller P/E 23.60
APU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.86 vs. APU: 23.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
APU' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.99  Med: 22.61 Max: 32.59
Current: 23.6
13.99
32.59
Current Ratio 0.89
APU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. APU: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
APU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.89
0.67
1.63
Quick Ratio 0.78
APU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. APU: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
APU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.29
Current: 0.78
0.46
1.29
Days Inventory 41.67
APU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 21.64 vs. APU: 41.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
APU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.73  Med: 28.96 Max: 41.67
Current: 41.67
25.73
41.67
Days Sales Outstanding 29.30
APU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 45.72 vs. APU: 29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
APU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.93  Med: 29.49 Max: 33.74
Current: 29.3
22.93
33.74
Days Payable 36.63
APU's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 69.42 vs. APU: 36.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
APU' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.57  Med: 35.43 Max: 42.33
Current: 36.63
26.57
42.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 8.09
APU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. APU: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
APU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.45  Med: 7.4 Max: 11.31
Current: 8.09
5.45
11.31
Dividend Payout 1.70
APU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
88% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. APU: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
APU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.58 Max: 7.44
Current: 1.7
0.3
7.44
Dividend Growth (3y) 5.10
APU's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
61% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. APU: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
APU' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.5 Max: 6.1
Current: 5.1
0
6.1
Forward Dividend Yield 8.15
APU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. APU: 8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.67
APU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. APU: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
APU' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.19  Med: 9.76 Max: 14.92
Current: 10.67
7.19
14.92

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.16
APU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. APU: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
APU' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.3 Max: 1.7
Current: 1.16
0.88
1.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.78
APU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. APU: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
APU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.78
0.55
1.8
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.89
APU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. APU: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
APU' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 2.75 Max: 10.06
Current: 3.89
0.99
10.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.17
APU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. APU: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
APU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 6.4 Max: 14.2
Current: 6.17
2.6
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.01
APU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. APU: 16.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
APU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.6  Med: 8.6 Max: 20.2
Current: 16.01
-1.6
20.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,337
EPS (TTM) $ 1.43
Beta0.36
Short Percentage of Float1.92%
52-Week Range $30.80 - 50.11
Shares Outstanding (Mil)92.92

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,284 2,670 2,787
EPS ($) 2.27 2.73 2.01
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.27 2.73 2.01
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.39%
Dividends Per Share ($) 3.77 3.90 3.89
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