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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity to Asset 0.46
BPL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BPL: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BPL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.46
0.07
0.55
Interest Coverage 2.89
BPL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. BPL: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BPL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 3.53 Max: 5.98
Current: 2.89
1.58
5.98
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -3.07
WACC vs ROIC
7.22%
7.14%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.85
BPL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. BPL: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.96  Med: 38.05 Max: 43.85
Current: 8.85
3.96
43.85
Net-margin (%) 5.55
BPL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BPL: 5.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 24.17 Max: 46.17
Current: 5.55
1.37
46.17
ROE (%) 9.25
BPL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.44 vs. BPL: 9.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 14.06 Max: 28.91
Current: 9.25
2.21
28.91
ROA (%) 4.05
BPL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. BPL: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 5.78 Max: 13.89
Current: 4.05
1.08
13.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.84
BPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.18 vs. BPL: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.84  Med: 11.72 Max: 26.48
Current: 8.84
6.84
26.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.70
BPL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BPL: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27  Med: 6.60 Max: 113.9
Current: 1.7
-27
113.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
BPL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BPL: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.7  Med: 6.10 Max: 42.4
Current: 14.5
-36.7
42.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 32.30
BPL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BPL: 32.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.9  Med: 0.60 Max: 38.8
Current: 32.3
-23.9
38.8
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BPL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.00
BPL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 28.30 vs. BPL: 31.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BPL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.88  Med: 21.16 Max: 99.25
Current: 31
7.88
99.25
Forward P/E 16.08
BPL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. BPL: 16.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.00
BPL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. BPL: 27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BPL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.95  Med: 21.01 Max: 98.89
Current: 27
7.95
98.89
P/B 2.55
BPL's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BPL: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BPL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.36 Max: 12.48
Current: 2.55
1.05
12.48
P/S 1.58
BPL's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. BPL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BPL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.43 Max: 4.43
Current: 1.58
0.46
4.43
PFCF 24.04
BPL's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 24.07 vs. BPL: 24.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BPL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.53  Med: 25.33 Max: 283.42
Current: 24.04
5.53
283.42
POCF 10.41
BPL's POCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. BPL: 10.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BPL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.36  Med: 11.64 Max: 195.97
Current: 10.41
4.36
195.97
EV-to-EBIT 26.06
BPL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 24.57 vs. BPL: 26.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BPL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8  Med: 17.90 Max: 56.6
Current: 26.06
5.8
56.6
Shiller P/E 35.63
BPL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 28.51 vs. BPL: 35.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BPL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.01  Med: 20.53 Max: 45.36
Current: 35.63
9.01
45.36
Current Ratio 1.00
BPL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. BPL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BPL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.44
Current: 1
0.79
2.44
Quick Ratio 0.69
BPL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BPL: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BPL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.15
Current: 0.69
0.5
2.15
Days Inventory 25.06
BPL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
77% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.84 vs. BPL: 25.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BPL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.85  Med: 22.67 Max: 52.2
Current: 25.06
6.85
52.2
Days Sales Outstanding 17.27
BPL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 31.22 vs. BPL: 17.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BPL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.63  Med: 22.60 Max: 40.34
Current: 17.27
11.63
40.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 6.15
BPL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BPL: 6.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.16  Med: 6.32 Max: 13.14
Current: 6.15
5.16
13.14
Dividend Payout 1.60
BPL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BPL: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.5
Current: 1.6
0.34
5.5
Dividend growth (3y) 3.20
BPL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
76% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. BPL: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.50 Max: 14.5
Current: 3.2
1.9
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.45
BPL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.46 vs. BPL: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.25  Med: 7.65 Max: 15.91
Current: 7.45
6.25
15.91
Share Buyback Rate -9.70
BPL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -8.00 vs. BPL: -9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BPL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.2  Med: -3.70 Max: -69.8
Current: -9.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.36
BPL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. BPL: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 2.56 Max: 5.71
Current: 4.36
1.59
5.71
Price/Projected FCF 2.43
BPL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BPL: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.51
Current: 2.43
0.32
3.51
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
BPL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BPL: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.95 Max: 3.27
Current: 1.09
0.32
3.27
Price/Graham Number 2.29
BPL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. BPL: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BPL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.29
0.8
3.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.88
BPL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BPL: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 5.60 Max: 17.3
Current: 3.88
1.8
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -14.58
BPL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. BPL: -14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BPL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -17  Med: 8.50 Max: 33.4
Current: -14.58
-17
33.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Traded in other countries:B4D.Germany,
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 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; 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 commercial users of these refined petroleum products. The Development & Logistics segment consists of its contract operations of third-party pipelines, which are owned by oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies and are located 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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