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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Equity to Asset 0.44
BPL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. BPL: 0.44 )
BPL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.44

0.36
0.55
Interest Coverage 3.65
BPL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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: 5
Z-Score: 2.39
M-Score: -1.15
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 (%) 7.34
BPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. BPL: 7.34 )
BPL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.97   Max: 43.85
Current: 7.34

3.97
43.85
Net-margin (%) 2.23
BPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. BPL: 2.23 )
BPL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 46.17
Current: 2.23

2.28
46.17
ROE (%) 5.04
BPL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. BPL: 5.04 )
BPL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 28.91
Current: 5.04

2.21
28.91
ROA (%) 2.17
BPL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. BPL: 2.17 )
BPL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 13.89
Current: 2.17

1.08
13.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.39
BPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. BPL: 9.39 )
BPL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.52   Max: 28.01
Current: 9.39

5.52
28.01
Revenue Growth (%) -27.00
BPL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. BPL: -27.00 )
BPL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -27   Max: 113.9
Current: -27

-27
113.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -23.80
BPL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BPL: -23.80 )
BPL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.7   Max: 42.7
Current: -23.8

-39.7
42.7
EPS Growth (%) 25.10
BPL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BPL: 25.10 )
BPL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.9   Max: 38.8
Current: 25.1

-23.9
38.8
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Q4 2013

BPL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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BPL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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BPL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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BPL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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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 $ 76.8711%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.01%0.02%$58.8 - $70.16 $ 76.8718%200000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 267.72%0.04%$45.23 - $60.6 $ 76.8746%294173
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Add 60%0.01%$58.52 - $64.17 $ 76.8734%80000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$61.55 - $67.99 $ 76.8719%50000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 72.50
BPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 39.00 vs. BPL: 72.50 )
BPL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.88   Max: 99.25
Current: 72.5

7.88
99.25
P/B 2.53
BPL's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. BPL: 2.53 )
BPL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.01
Current: 2.53

1.05
4.01
P/S 1.34
BPL's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. BPL: 1.34 )
BPL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.84
Current: 1.34

0.5
4.84
EV-to-EBIT 27.71
BPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 27.84 vs. BPL: 27.71 )
BPL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 58.3
Current: 27.71

7.5
58.3
Shiller P/E 43.77
BPL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 64.17 vs. BPL: 43.77 )
BPL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.05   Max: 45.6
Current: 43.77

9.05
45.6
Current Ratio 1.52
BPL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BPL: 1.52 )
BPL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.52

0.79
2.44
Quick Ratio 0.92
BPL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BPL: 0.92 )
BPL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.15
Current: 0.92

0.5
2.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.50
BPL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. BPL: 5.50 )
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 13.14
Current: 5.5

5.16
13.14
Dividend Payout 1.44
BPL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BPL: 1.44 )
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 5.5
Current: 1.44

0.34
5.5
Dividend growth (3y) 3.40
BPL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 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) 6.69
BPL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. BPL: 6.69 )
BPL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.28   Max: 15.99
Current: 6.69

6.28
15.99
Share Buyback Rate -60.40
BPL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. BPL: -60.40 )
BPL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.2   Max: -69.8
Current: -60.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.37
BPL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. BPL: 4.37 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 5.71
Current: 4.37

1.6
5.71
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.82
BPL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BPL: 2.82 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 3.46
Current: 2.82

0.53
3.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
BPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. BPL: 0.88 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.15
Current: 0.88

0.34
3.15
Price/Graham Number 2.26
BPL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. BPL: 2.26 )
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 3.71
Current: 2.26

0.77
3.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
BPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BPL: 3.60 )
BPL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 13.4
Current: 3.6

1.7
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -10.36
BPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. BPL: -10.36 )
BPL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 26.8
Current: -10.36

-10.4
26.8

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Buckeye Partners LP was organized in 1986 under the laws of the state of Delaware. The Company owns and operates liquid petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline. It also owns more than 120 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of over 110 million barrels. The Company also operates and maintains third-party pipelines under agreements with major oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies, and performs 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 operates in four business segments; Pipelines & Terminals; Global Marine Terminals; Merchant Services; and Development & Logistics. The Pipelines & Terminals segment receives liquid petroleum products from refineries, connecting pipelines, vessels, and bulk and marine terminals; and transports those products to other locations for a fee and provides bulk storage and terminal throughput services in the continental United States, it owns and operates pipeline systems and liquid petroleum products terminals in the continental United States., it also provide crude oil services, including train off-loading, storage and throughput. The Global Marine Terminals segment provides marine bulk storage and marine terminal throughput services along the U.S. East Coast and Caribbean, it has liquid petroleum product terminals located in The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and St. Lucia in the Caribbean, and the New York Harbor. The Merchant Services segment is a wholesale distributor of petroleum products in the United States and in the Caribbean; its segments products include gasoline, propane, ethanol, and biodiesel and petroleum distillates such as heating oil, diesel fuel, kerosene and fuel oil; its customers consist principally of product wholesalers as well as major commercial users of these refined petroleum products. The Development & Logistics segment consists of its contract operations of third-party pipelines, which are owned principally by major oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies and are located primarily in Texas and Louisiana, its segment performs pipeline construction management services, typically for cost plus a fixed fee. The Company faces competition from marine transportation, integrated oil and gas companies, marine terminals in the Caribbean, and terminals in New York Harbor. The Company is subject to extensive laws and regulations as well as regulatory oversight by numerous federal, state and local departments and agencies, many of which are authorized by statute to issue rules and regulations binding on the pipeline industry, related businesses and individual participants.
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