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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
Cash to Debt 0.37
SGU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.03 vs. SGU: 0.37 )
SGU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.37

0.01
1.59
Equity to Asset 0.37
SGU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SGU: 0.37 )
SGU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.37

0.18
0.54
Interest Coverage 4.56
SGU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SGU: 4.56 )
SGU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 4.56
Current: 4.56

0.16
4.56
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 3.18
M-Score: -2.54
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 3.79
SGU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. SGU: 3.79 )
SGU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.9   Max: 8.36
Current: 3.79

-12.9
8.36
Net-margin (%) 1.72
SGU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. SGU: 1.72 )
SGU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.21   Max: 10.86
Current: 1.72

-13.21
10.86
ROE (%) 11.53
SGU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. SGU: 11.53 )
SGU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -31.31   Max: 42.78
Current: 11.53

-31.31
42.78
ROA (%) 4.73
SGU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. SGU: 4.73 )
SGU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.34   Max: 19.73
Current: 4.73

-9.34
19.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 128.12
SGU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. SGU: 128.12 )
SGU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -122.43   Max: 213.69
Current: 128.12

-122.43
213.69
Revenue Growth (%) 19.20
SGU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SGU: 19.20 )
SGU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.9   Max: 57
Current: 19.2

-18.9
57
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.40
SGU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SGU: 8.40 )
SGU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -55.7   Max: 115.4
Current: 8.4

-55.7
115.4
EPS Growth (%) 7.70
SGU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SGU: 7.70 )
SGU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.6   Max: 131.2
Current: 7.7

-66.6
131.2
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.80
SGU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 30.60 vs. SGU: 12.80 )
SGU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 555
Current: 12.8

1.56
555
P/B 1.30
SGU's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SGU: 1.30 )
SGU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.71
Current: 1.3

0.27
4.71
P/S 0.20
SGU's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SGU: 0.20 )
SGU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.2

0.03
1.08
PFCF 10.50
SGU's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. SGU: 10.50 )
SGU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 101.64
Current: 10.5

0.77
101.64
EV-to-EBIT 6.00
SGU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 26.34 vs. SGU: 6.00 )
SGU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 89.1
Current: 6

2.6
89.1
PEG 5.00
SGU's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SGU: 5.00 )
SGU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 51.85
Current: 5

0.25
51.85
Shiller P/E 14.80
SGU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. SGU: 14.80 )
SGU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 1211
Current: 14.8

8.44
1211

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.20
SGU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. SGU: 5.20 )
SGU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.93   Max: 43.81
Current: 5.2

1.93
43.81
Dividend Payout 0.49
SGU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SGU: 0.49 )
SGU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.75
Current: 0.49

0.06
2.75
Dividend growth (3y) 3.90
SGU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SGU: 3.90 )
SGU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.2
Current: 3.9

0
24.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.57
SGU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. SGU: 8.57 )
SGU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 72.17
Current: 8.57

3.18
72.17
Share Buyback Rate 5.30
SGU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 vs. SGU: 5.30 )
SGU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 21.5   Max: -55.2
Current: 5.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 53.30
SGU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SGU: 53.30 )
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 43.75
Current: 53.3

0.82
43.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
SGU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SGU: 0.40 )
SGU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 23.28
Current: 0.4

0.31
23.28
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
SGU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SGU: 1.10 )
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 6.09
Current: 1.1

0.27
6.09
Price/Graham Number 4.60
SGU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
73% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SGU: 4.60 )
SGU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 6.02
Current: 4.6

0.5
6.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 16.70
SGU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
98% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SGU: 16.70 )
SGU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 38.3
Current: 16.7

1.1
38.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.40
SGU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry.

( Industry Median: -0.95 vs. SGU: 15.40 )
SGU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -43.3   Max: 47.9
Current: 15.4

-43.3
47.9

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Midstream » Oil & Gas Midstream
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Star Gas Partners, L.P., was incorporated in Delaware. The Company is retail distributor of home heating oil in the United States, based upon sales volume. It also sells home heating oil, gasoline and diesel fuel to approximately 48,000 customers on a delivery only basis. It installs, maintain, and repair heating and air conditioning equipment for its customers and provide ancillary home services, including home security and plumbing, to approximately 11,500 customers. It provides home heating equipment repair service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. The Company conducts its business through an operating subsidiary, Petro Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries, utilizing over 30 local brand names such as Petro Heating & Air Conditioning Services and Meenan Oil. In addition, it offer a "smart pay" budget payment plan in which homeowners' estimated annual oil and propane deliveries and service billings are paid for in a series of equal monthly installments. The Company utilizes derivative instruments in order to hedge a substantial majority of the home heating oil volume it expect to sell to price-protected customers that have renewed their price-protected plans, mitigating its exposure to changing commodity prices. It also use derivative instruments as a hedge against its home heating oil physical inventory and home heating oil priced purchase commitments. It competes with distributors offering various services and prices, from full-service distributors, like ourselves, to those offering delivery only. Its business competes for retail customers with suppliers of alternative energy products, natural gas, propane and electricity. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.

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