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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
SPH's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SPH: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SPH' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.3
0.03
0.44
Interest Coverage 1.50
SPH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. SPH: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.03 Max: 5.59
Current: 1.5
1.08
5.59
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.22
Beneish M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
6.69%
5.63%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 10.35
SPH's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
59% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.98 vs. SPH: 10.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SPH' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.92  Med: 10.91 Max: 18.42
Current: 10.35
3.92
18.42
Net Margin % 3.37
SPH's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
72% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. SPH: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SPH' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 7.4 Max: 14.45
Current: 3.37
0.06
14.45
ROE % 4.60
SPH's ROE % is ranked lower than
71% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. SPH: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SPH' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 20.35 Max: 95.35
Current: 4.6
0.09
95.35
ROA % 1.55
SPH's ROA % is ranked lower than
72% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. SPH: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SPH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 7.69 Max: 16.42
Current: 1.55
0.03
16.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.89
SPH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. SPH: 14.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SPH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.18  Med: 31.43 Max: 57.05
Current: 14.89
6.18
57.05
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.20
SPH's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
91% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SPH: -16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SPH' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.2  Med: -2.8 Max: 31
Current: -16.2
-16.2
31
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -11.80
SPH's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SPH: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SPH' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.2  Med: 2.4 Max: 70.1
Current: -11.8
-32.2
70.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -43.60
SPH's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SPH: -43.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SPH' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -84.1  Med: 1.3 Max: 310.2
Current: -43.6
-84.1
310.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

SPH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 90,567 sh (-78.84%)
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Q2 2016

SPH Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 205,367 sh (+126.76%)
First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2016

SPH Guru Trades in Q3 2016

First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 109,167 sh (-46.84%)
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Q4 2016

SPH Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 142,467 sh (+30.50%)
First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas    NAICS: 454310    SIC: 5984
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Traded in other countries:5BS.Germany,
Suburban Propane Partners LP is engaged in distribution of propane, fuel oil and refined fuels, as well as the marketing of natural gas and electricity in deregulated markets.

Suburban Propane Partners distributes propane, fuel oil, and other refined fuels to about 1.1 million customers, primarily in the East Coast and West Coast regions of the United States. Other operations include natural gas and electricity marketing to about 75,000 customers in the deregulated New York and Pennsylvania markets and installation and service of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 45.07
SPH's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. SPH: 45.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SPH' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.83  Med: 17.9 Max: 4458
Current: 45.07
4.83
4458
Forward PE Ratio 16.10
SPH's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. SPH: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 45.07
SPH's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
89% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. SPH: 45.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SPH' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 17.88 Max: 4458
Current: 45.07
6.08
4458
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 11.92
SPH's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
69% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 18.09 vs. SPH: 11.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SPH' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.36  Med: 13.21 Max: 37.56
Current: 11.92
4.36
37.56
PB Ratio 2.34
SPH's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SPH: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SPH' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 3.99 Max: 11.27
Current: 2.34
1.61
11.27
PS Ratio 1.49
SPH's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. SPH: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SPH' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.04
Current: 1.49
0.47
2.04
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 11.86
SPH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. SPH: 11.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SPH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.19  Med: 12.52 Max: 38.24
Current: 11.86
4.19
38.24
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.60
SPH's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. SPH: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SPH' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 10.61 Max: 27.24
Current: 9.6
3.9
27.24
EV-to-EBIT 25.29
SPH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. SPH: 25.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 15.6 Max: 76.8
Current: 25.29
6.4
76.8
EV-to-EBITDA 11.77
SPH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. SPH: 11.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 11.3 Max: 35
Current: 11.77
5.6
35
PEG Ratio 18.04
SPH's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. SPH: 18.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SPH' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.09 Max: 90.81
Current: 18.04
0.37
90.81
Shiller PE Ratio 10.17
SPH's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 25.01 vs. SPH: 10.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SPH' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.88  Med: 16.07 Max: 26.65
Current: 10.17
7.88
26.65
Current Ratio 0.79
SPH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SPH: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.45 Max: 2.73
Current: 0.79
0.62
2.73
Quick Ratio 0.57
SPH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SPH: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.13 Max: 2.35
Current: 0.57
0.42
2.35
Days Inventory 21.69
SPH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 23.43 vs. SPH: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.89  Med: 24.26 Max: 32.39
Current: 21.69
19.89
32.39
Days Sales Outstanding 36.53
SPH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 49.51 vs. SPH: 36.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.44  Med: 19.08 Max: 36.53
Current: 36.53
15.44
36.53
Days Payable 31.60
SPH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 76.74 vs. SPH: 31.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.62  Med: 15.31 Max: 31.6
Current: 31.6
11.62
31.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 13.35
SPH's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. SPH: 13.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SPH' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 7.72 Max: 15.54
Current: 13.35
5.36
15.54
Dividend Payout Ratio 5.92
SPH's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. SPH: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SPH' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.65 Max: 170.5
Current: 5.92
0.66
170.5
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 0.70
SPH's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SPH: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SPH' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.8 Max: 9.6
Current: 0.7
0.7
9.6
Forward Dividend Yield % 13.35
SPH's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. SPH: 13.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 13.95
SPH's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1043 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SPH: 13.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SPH' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.61  Med: 8.07 Max: 16.25
Current: 13.95
5.61
16.25
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
SPH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. SPH: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.5  Med: -3.6 Max: 8.7
Current: -0.3
-19.5
8.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.75
SPH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SPH: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SPH' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.75
0.64
1.58
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.06
SPH's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SPH: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SPH' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.06
0.34
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.95
SPH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. SPH: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SPH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 6.4 Max: 15.6
Current: 3.95
1.3
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 14.86
SPH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. SPH: 14.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SPH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 9.7 Max: 30.2
Current: 14.86
-6.5
30.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,088
EPS (TTM) $ 0.59
Beta0.65
Short Percentage of Float1.04%
52-Week Range $24.00 - 37.10
Shares Outstanding (Mil)61.06

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,299 1,408 1,552
EPS ($) 1.57 1.72 1.40
EPS without NRI ($) 1.57 1.72 1.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
51.91%
Dividends per Share ($) 3.55 3.56 3.55
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