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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.30
SGU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.05 vs. SGU: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SGU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.3

0.01
1.59
Equity to Asset 0.44
SGU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SGU: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SGU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.44

0.18
0.54
Interest Coverage 4.72
SGU's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. SGU: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SGU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.72
Current: 4.72

0.16
4.72
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.55
M-Score: -3.77
WACC vs ROIC
5.50%
14.83%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.29
SGU's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.93 vs. SGU: 6.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 6.95
Current: 6.29

-12.9
6.95
Net-margin (%) 3.08
SGU's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. SGU: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.21   Max: 10.86
Current: 3.08

-13.21
10.86
ROE (%) 18.15
SGU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. SGU: 18.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.08   Max: 51.76
Current: 18.15

-34.08
51.76
ROA (%) 7.35
SGU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. SGU: 7.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.01   Max: 20.64
Current: 7.35

-9.01
20.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 73.98
SGU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 8.89 vs. SGU: 73.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -134.74   Max: 209.96
Current: 73.98

-134.74
209.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.80
SGU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SGU: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.9   Max: 37.5
Current: 12.8

-18.9
37.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
SGU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SGU: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -55.7   Max: 115.4
Current: 12.6

-55.7
115.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.90
SGU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SGU: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SGU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.6   Max: 131.2
Current: 19.9

-66.6
131.2
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.70
SGU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. SGU: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SGU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 555
Current: 12.7

1.56
555
Forward P/E 9.70
SGU's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 21.28 vs. SGU: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.50
SGU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
95% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. SGU: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SGU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 279.5
Current: 8.5

1.92
279.5
P/B 1.30
SGU's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. SGU: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SGU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.71
Current: 1.3

0.27
4.71
P/S 0.28
SGU's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SGU: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SGU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.28

0.03
1.08
PFCF 2.20
SGU's PFCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 25.30 vs. SGU: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SGU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 101.64
Current: 2.2

0.77
101.64
POCF 2.14
SGU's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 10.95 vs. SGU: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SGU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 67.76
Current: 2.14

0.76
67.76
EV-to-EBIT 4.89
SGU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 25.04 vs. SGU: 4.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SGU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -52.8   Max: 67
Current: 4.89

-52.8
67
PEG 1.89
SGU's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. SGU: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SGU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 15.77
Current: 1.89

0.25
15.77
Shiller P/E 15.40
SGU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 31.50 vs. SGU: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SGU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 1211
Current: 15.4

8.44
1211
Current Ratio 1.50
SGU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SGU: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SGU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.74
Current: 1.5

0.72
4.74
Quick Ratio 1.32
SGU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SGU: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SGU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.19
Current: 1.32

0.41
4.19
Days Inventory 15.57
SGU's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. SGU: 15.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SGU' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 14.95   Max: 63.41
Current: 15.57

14.95
63.41
Days Sales Outstanding 53.48
SGU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
84% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 31.36 vs. SGU: 53.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SGU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.39   Max: 68.93
Current: 53.48

15.39
68.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.04
SGU's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
100% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. SGU: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SGU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 56.1
Current: 4.04

1.93
56.1
Dividend Payout 0.36
SGU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SGU: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SGU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.75
Current: 0.36

0.06
2.75
Dividend growth (3y) 3.70
SGU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
75% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. SGU: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.2
Current: 3.7

0
15.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.40
SGU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. SGU: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 85.53
Current: 6.4

2.94
85.53
Share Buyback Rate 4.90
SGU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -8.60 vs. SGU: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SGU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.5   Max: -55.2
Current: 4.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.30
SGU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
121% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SGU: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 65
Current: 10.3

0.82
65
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
SGU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SGU: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 23.28
Current: 0.5

0.3
23.28
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
SGU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SGU: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 6.42
Current: 1.6

0.28
6.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
SGU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SGU: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 56.41
Current: 0.6

0.31
56.41
Price/Graham Number 2.00
SGU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. SGU: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 5.86
Current: 2

0.5
5.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 19.10
SGU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SGU: 19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 38.3
Current: 19.1

1.5
38.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.73
SGU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SGU: 29.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
SGU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -44   Max: 48.4
Current: 29.73

-44
48.4

Analyst Estimate

Sep15
EPS($) 0.76
EPS without NRI($) 0.76

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