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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.44
BPL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. BPL: 0.44 )
BPL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.44

0.07
0.51
Interest Coverage 3.65
BPL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. BPL: 3.65 )
BPL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 5.98
Current: 3.65

1.58
5.98
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.22
M-Score: -2.35
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 (%) 9.46
BPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. BPL: 9.46 )
BPL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 43.85
Current: 9.46

3.96
43.85
Net-margin (%) 3.17
BPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. BPL: 3.17 )
BPL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 46.17
Current: 3.17

1.37
46.17
ROE (%) 5.23
BPL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BPL: 5.23 )
BPL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 40.93
Current: 5.23

2.11
40.93
ROA (%) 2.29
BPL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. BPL: 2.29 )
BPL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 13.51
Current: 2.29

1.04
13.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.91
BPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. BPL: 8.91 )
BPL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.54   Max: 18.15
Current: 8.91

4.54
18.15
Revenue Growth (%) -92.50
BPL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BPL: -92.50 )
BPL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -92.5   Max: 113.9
Current: -92.5

-92.5
113.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -90.90
BPL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BPL: -90.90 )
BPL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -91   Max: 42.4
Current: -90.9

-91
42.4
EPS Growth (%) -73.70
BPL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BPL: -73.70 )
BPL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -80   Max: 38.8
Current: -73.7

-80
38.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BPL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 294,173 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2013

BPL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 189,134 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 200,000 sh (-32.01%)
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Q3 2013

BPL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 357,834 sh (+89.2%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Q4 2013

BPL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 330,734 sh (-7.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BPL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$64.25 - $73.13 $ 76.8511%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.01%0.02%$58.8 - $70.16 $ 76.8518%200000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 267.72%0.04%$45.23 - $60.6 $ 76.8546%294173
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Add 60%0.01%$58.52 - $64.17 $ 76.8534%80000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$61.55 - $67.99 $ 76.8519%50000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 33.60
BPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 30.60 vs. BPL: 33.60 )
BPL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.88   Max: 99.25
Current: 33.6

7.88
99.25
P/B 3.00
BPL's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BPL: 3.00 )
BPL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 12.48
Current: 3

1.05
12.48
P/S 1666.70
BPL's P/S is ranked lower than
95% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. BPL: 1666.70 )
BPL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 1666.7
Current: 1666.7

0
1666.7
EV-to-EBIT 25.00
BPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 26.34 vs. BPL: 25.00 )
BPL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 56.5
Current: 25

7.4
56.5
PEG 1.90
BPL's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BPL: 1.90 )
BPL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 20.93
Current: 1.9

0.95
20.93
Shiller P/E 34.20
BPL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. BPL: 34.20 )
BPL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.05   Max: 34.2
Current: 34.2

9.05
34.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.60
BPL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. BPL: 5.60 )
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 13.14
Current: 5.6

5.51
13.14
Dividend Payout 130.81
BPL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BPL: 130.81 )
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 335.42
Current: 130.81

0.68
335.42
Dividend growth (3y) 3.40
BPL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. BPL: 3.40 )
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 14.5
Current: 3.4

1.9
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.81
BPL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. BPL: 6.81 )
BPL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 15.99
Current: 6.81

6.7
15.99
Share Buyback Rate -1504.10
BPL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 vs. BPL: -1504.10 )
BPL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.2   Max: -1597.7
Current: -1504.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.40
BPL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BPL: 4.40 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 5.71
Current: 4.4

1.58
5.71
Price/DCF (Projected) 7685.00
BPL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
83% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BPL: 7685.00 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 7101
Current: 7685

0.78
7101
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BPL: 1.10 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.1

0.24
2.23
Price/Graham Number 2.20
BPL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BPL: 2.20 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.23
Current: 2.2

0.76
3.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
BPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BPL: 4.00 )
BPL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 13.5
Current: 4

1.8
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -11.86
BPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
57% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -0.95 vs. BPL: -11.86 )
BPL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.1   Max: 27.5
Current: -11.86

-11.1
27.5

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
Compare:WES, ENB, ETE, KMP, SE » details
Traded in other countries:B4D.Germany
Buckeye Partners, L.P., was organized in 1986 under the laws of the state of Delaware. The Company owns and operates refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline and over 100 active products terminals that provide aggregate storage capacity of approximately 70 million barrels. It also operate and maintain third-party pipelines under agreements with major oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies, and perform certain engineering and construction management services for third parties. It owns and operates a natural gas storage facility in northern California, and is a wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products in the United States in areas also served by its pipelines and terminals. The Company's business segments, which include Pipelines & Terminals, International Operations, Natural Gas Storage, Energy Services and Development & Logistics. The Pipelines & Terminals segment owns and operates approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline located primarily in the northeastern and upper midwestern portions of the United States and services approximately 110 delivery locations. This segment transports refined petroleum products, including gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, heating oil and kerosene, from major supply sources to terminals and airports located within end-use markets. The segment also includes approximately 100 active terminals that provide bulk storage and throughput services with respect to refined petroleum products and renewable fuels, including ethanol, and have an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 40.0 million barrels. The international operations segment provides marine terminal throughput services, marine bulk storage and other related services through two petroleum product terminals located on Grand Bahama Island, in The Bahamas and in Puerto Rico. The BORCO terminal facility and the Yabucoa terminal facility represent its entry into international marine terminal operations. In natural gas storage segment the company's operating subsidiary Buckeye Gas Storage LLC, through its subsidiary Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C. owns a natural gas facility in Northern California. The natural gas facility currently has approximately 30 Bcf of working natural gas storage and is connected to Pacific Gas and Electric's ("PG&E") intrastate gas pipeline system that services natural gas demand in the San Francisco and Sacramento, California areas. The Energy Services segment is a wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products in the United States in areas also served by its pipelines and terminals. The Energy Services segment markets gasoline, propane, ethanol, biodiesel and petroleum distillates such as heating oil, diesel fuel and kerosene. The Energy Services segment owns five terminals with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 1.0 million barrels. The Development & Logistics segment operates and maintains asset d

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