Comparing Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (FGP) and The Competition

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE: FGP) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.’s competitors have a beta of 1.57, indicating that their average share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. 2 3 1 0 1.83
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. Competitors 500 2212 2928 125 2.46

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. currently has a consensus target price of $9.59, indicating a potential upside of 71.21%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 28.63%. Given Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. pays out -6.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.8% and pay out -46.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. $1.91 billion $237.99 million -0.84
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. Competitors $2.00 billion $269.51 million -39.54

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.9% of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. -34.63% N/A -14.85%
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. Competitors -18.70% -17.92% -6.15%

Summary

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. competitors beat Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. on 11 of the 14 factors compared.

About Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is engaged in the retail distribution of propane and related equipment sales, and midstream operations, which include crude oil logistics. The Company’s segments include propane and related equipment sales, midstream operations-crude oil logistics, and corporate and other. The propane and related equipment sales segment consists of the distribution of propane and related equipment and supplies. The midstream operations-crude oil logistics segment is engaged in providing crude oil transportation and logistics services. The corporate and other segment includes midstream operations-water solutions. The Company’s two subsidiaries include Ferrellgas Partners Finance Corp. and the operating partnership. Its general partner performs all management functions for the Company and holds general partner interest in Ferrellgas Partners and the operating partnership. It is a distributor of propane and related equipment and supplies to customers in the United States.

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