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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
SPH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. SPH: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.05
0.02
0.49
Equity to Asset 0.37
SPH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. SPH: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.37
0.03
0.44
Interest Coverage 0.96
SPH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. SPH: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 3.49 Max: 5.59
Current: 0.96
1.11
5.59
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.25
M-Score: -3.48
WACC vs ROIC
6.74%
3.43%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.77
SPH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. SPH: 6.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.03  Med: 10.91 Max: 18.42
Current: 6.77
4.03
18.42
Net-margin (%) -0.35
SPH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. SPH: -0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 7.40 Max: 14.45
Current: -0.35
0.18
14.45
ROE (%) -0.40
SPH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. SPH: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 31.92 Max: 102.64
Current: -0.4
0.26
102.64
ROA (%) -0.15
SPH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. SPH: -0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 10.67 Max: 16.42
Current: -0.15
0.1
16.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.02
SPH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.71 vs. SPH: 9.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.38  Med: 36.59 Max: 57.05
Current: 9.02
6.38
57.05
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.20
SPH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SPH: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26  Med: -3.10 Max: 32.3
Current: -5.2
-26
32.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 32.10
SPH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SPH: 32.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.2  Med: 2.00 Max: 32.1
Current: 32.1
-32.2
32.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 206.70
SPH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SPH: 206.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPH' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.7  Med: 0.80 Max: 206.7
Current: 206.7
-78.7
206.7
» SPH's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

SPH Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 109,957 sh (+147.11%)
First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

SPH Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 186,639 sh (+69.74%)
First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2015

SPH Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 427,967 sh (+129.30%)
First Eagle Investment 196,250 sh (unchged)
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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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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
Compare:NYSE:WGL, NYSE:SWX, NYSE:OGS, NYSE:NJR, XKRX:036460, NYSE:SR » details
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 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 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 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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Ratios

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Forward P/E 17.27
SPH's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. SPH: 17.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.05
SPH's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 19.44 vs. SPH: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SPH' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.36  Med: 13.48 Max: 1225.42
Current: 10.05
4.36
1225.42
P/B 2.22
SPH's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. SPH: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 4.20 Max: 13.19
Current: 2.22
1.61
13.19
P/S 1.84
SPH's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SPH: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.84
0.44
1.86
PFCF 10.11
SPH's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.57 vs. SPH: 10.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPH' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.19  Med: 12.37 Max: 102.31
Current: 10.11
4.19
102.31
POCF 8.20
SPH's POCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. SPH: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPH' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 10.76 Max: 77.28
Current: 8.2
3.9
77.28
EV-to-EBIT 43.88
SPH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
92% of the 586 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. SPH: 43.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 15.50 Max: 76.8
Current: 43.88
6.4
76.8
EV-to-EBITDA 15.54
SPH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. SPH: 15.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 11.30 Max: 35
Current: 15.54
5.6
35
Shiller P/E 11.71
SPH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.63 vs. SPH: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPH' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.77  Med: 15.46 Max: 24.27
Current: 11.71
7.77
24.27
Current Ratio 1.39
SPH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SPH: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.73
Current: 1.39
0.62
2.73
Quick Ratio 1.11
SPH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SPH: 1.11 )
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: 1.11
0.42
2.35
Days Inventory 22.64
SPH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 22.61 vs. SPH: 22.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.89  Med: 24.29 Max: 32.39
Current: 22.64
19.89
32.39
Days Sales Outstanding 34.11
SPH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 50.36 vs. SPH: 34.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.44  Med: 18.82 Max: 30.53
Current: 34.11
15.44
30.53
Days Payable 16.14
SPH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 65.98 vs. SPH: 16.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.62  Med: 15.05 Max: 21.6
Current: 16.14
11.62
21.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 10.74
SPH's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. SPH: 10.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPH' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 7.65 Max: 15.54
Current: 10.74
5.36
15.54
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.10
SPH's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
58% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SPH: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SPH' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.20 Max: 45
Current: 1.1
0.9
45
Forward Dividend Yield 10.74
SPH's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. SPH: 10.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.28
SPH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. SPH: 11.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPH' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.63  Med: 8.04 Max: 16.33
Current: 11.28
5.63
16.33
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.00
SPH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. SPH: -2.00 )
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: -3.60 Max: 8.2
Current: -2
-19.5
8.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Projected FCF 0.87
SPH's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SPH: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPH' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.87
0.64
1.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.37
SPH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SPH: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.27
Current: 1.37
0.35
1.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.32
SPH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SPH: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 6.40 Max: 15.6
Current: 2.32
1.3
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.70
SPH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. SPH: 14.70 )
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: -8.2  Med: 6.30 Max: 30.4
Current: 14.7
-8.2
30.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,075
EPS (TTM) $ -0.07
Beta0.66
Short Percentage of Float1.02%
52-Week Range $20.93 - 43.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)60.78

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,202 1,398 1,474
EPS ($) 1.35 1.91 1.74
EPS without NRI ($) 1.35 1.91 1.74
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
5.83%
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