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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 0.04
SPH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. SPH: 0.04 )
SPH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.41
SPH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SPH: 0.41 )
SPH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.41

0.03
0.44
Interest Coverage 1.85
SPH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SPH: 1.85 )
SPH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.59
Current: 1.85

0.2
5.59
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.66
M-Score: -2.32
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 : 4/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 10.39
SPH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. SPH: 10.39 )
SPH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.35   Max: 18.42
Current: 10.39

-2.35
18.42
Net-margin (%) 4.63
SPH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. SPH: 4.63 )
SPH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 14.45
Current: 4.63

-0.5
14.45
ROE (%) 6.98
SPH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. SPH: 6.98 )
SPH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.61   Max: 277.53
Current: 6.98

-10.61
277.53
ROA (%) 2.89
SPH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. SPH: 2.89 )
SPH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.84   Max: 16.9
Current: 2.89

-0.84
16.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.92
SPH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. SPH: 19.92 )
SPH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.28   Max: 58.96
Current: 19.92

-4.28
58.96
Revenue Growth (%) -3.10
SPH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SPH: -3.10 )
SPH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26   Max: 31
Current: -3.1

-26
31
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.00
SPH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SPH: 2.00 )
SPH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.2   Max: 69.9
Current: 2

-32.2
69.9
EPS Growth (%) -25.50
SPH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SPH: -25.50 )
SPH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -84.1   Max: 65
Current: -25.5

-84.1
65
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SPH Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Keeley 15,105 sh (+18.42%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 432,081 sh (-15.35%)
Jim Simons 54,567 sh (-74.56%)
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Q2 2013

SPH Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Keeley 15,605 sh (+3.31%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 429,921 sh (-0.5%)
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Q3 2013

SPH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Keeley 16,985 sh (+8.84%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 429,921 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

SPH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 12,667 sh (New)
John Keeley 16,985 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 196,250 sh (-54.35%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SPH

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.35%0.03%$44.69 - $48.88 $ 42.62-8%196250
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 New Buy0.08%$36.85 - $45.35 $ 42.624%510403
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$40.77 - $47.95 $ 42.623%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$46.12 - $48.95 $ 42.62-10%5220
John Keeley 2011-12-31 New Buy0.01%$46.12 - $48.95 $ 42.62-10%12080
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0335%$41.04 - $53.1 $ 42.62-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.03%$50.11 - $57.4 $ 42.62-20%4594
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.70
SPH's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. SPH: 29.70 )
SPH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 100.3
Current: 29.7

4.81
100.3
P/B 2.30
SPH's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SPH: 2.30 )
SPH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 13.21
Current: 2.3

1.94
13.21
P/S 1.46
SPH's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SPH: 1.46 )
SPH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.46

0.45
1.78
PFCF 19.30
SPH's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. SPH: 19.30 )
SPH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 110.5
Current: 19.3

4.19
110.5
EV-to-EBIT 21.30
SPH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. SPH: 21.30 )
SPH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 89.2
Current: 21.3

6.5
89.2
Shiller P/E 14.30
SPH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. SPH: 14.30 )
SPH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.94   Max: 24.13
Current: 14.3

7.94
24.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 8.21
SPH's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SPH: 8.21 )
SPH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.36   Max: 13.64
Current: 8.21

5.36
13.64
Dividend Payout 2.60
SPH's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. SPH: 2.60 )
SPH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.31
Current: 2.6

0.21
1.31
Dividend growth (3y) 1.30
SPH's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SPH: 1.30 )
SPH' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 45
Current: 1.3

1.3
45
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.83
SPH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SPH: 8.83 )
SPH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.77   Max: 14.69
Current: 8.83

5.77
14.69
Share Buyback Rate -18.10
SPH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SPH: -18.10 )
SPH' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.5   Max: -23.7
Current: -18.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
SPH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SPH: 1.10 )
SPH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.1

0.94
1.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
SPH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SPH: 1.40 )
SPH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.4

0.45
1.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
SPH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SPH: 4.70 )
SPH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 15.4
Current: 4.7

1.1
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.31
SPH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. SPH: -2.31 )
SPH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 40.4
Current: -2.31

-8.4
40.4

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:5BS.Germany
Suburban Propane Partners LP is a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership. It conducts its business through Suburban Propane, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, which operates its propane business and assets (the Operating Partnership), and its direct and indirect subsidiaries. The Company's general partner, and the general partner of its Operating Partnership, is Suburban Energy Services Group LLC (the General Partner). The Company is a nationwide marketer and distributor of a diverse array of products meeting the energy needs of its customers. It specializes in the distribution of propane, fuel oil and refined fuels, as well as the marketing of natural gas and electricity in deregulated markets. In support of its core marketing and distribution operations, it installs and services a variety of home comfort equipment, particularly in the areas of heating and ventilation. It manages and evaluates its operations in five operating segments, three of which are reportable segments namely Propane, Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels and Natural Gas and Electricity. Propane is a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It is a clean burning energy source recognized for its transportability and ease of use relative to alternative forms of stand-alone energy sources. Propane use falls into three broad categories namely residential and commercial applications; industrial applications; and agricultural uses. It markets and distributes fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and gasoline to residential and commercial customers in the northeast region of the United States. It markets natural gas and electricity through its wholly-owned subsidiary Agway Energy Services, LLC (AES) in the deregulated markets of New York and Pennsylvania primarily to residential and small commercial customers. Its trademarks and trade names are 'Suburban Propane,' 'Gas Connection,' 'Suburban Cylinder Express' and 'HomeTown Hearth & Grill.' Additionally, it holds rights to certain trademarks and tradenames including 'Agway Propane,' 'Agway' and 'Agway Energy Products' in connection with the distribution of petroleum-based fuel and sales and service of heating and ventilation. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.

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