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How to buy Sprague Resources stock | $21.95

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Sprague Resources LP is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Sprague Resources shares (SRLP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sprague Resources employs 765 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sprague Resources stock price (NYSE: SRLP)

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Sprague Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$21.95
52-week range$13.59 - $28.76
50-day moving average $18.95
200-day moving average $22.95
Wall St. target price$19.00
PE ratio 45.6624
Dividend yield $2.67 (12.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.47

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Sprague Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.95 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-13) 1.43%
1 month (2021-09-23) 22.42%
3 months (2021-07-23) -24.31%
6 months (2021-04-23) -7.46%
1 year (2020-10-23) 39.72%
2 years (2019-10-23) 23.38%
3 years (2018-10-23) 26.18
5 years (2016-10-21) 24.15

Is Sprague Resources under- or over-valued?

Valuing Sprague Resources stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sprague Resources's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Sprague Resources's P/E ratio

Sprague Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 46x. In other words, Sprague Resources shares trade at around 46x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Sprague Resources's PEG ratio

Sprague Resources's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.07. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sprague Resources's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sprague Resources's EBITDA

Sprague Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $70.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sprague Resources's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sprague Resources financials

Revenue TTM $2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.35%
Gross profit TTM $264.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.14%
Return on equity TTM 28.73%
Profit margin 0.57%
Book value $1.15
Market capitalisation $560.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sprague Resources shares

There are currently 26,252 Sprague Resources shares held short by investors – that's known as Sprague Resources's "short interest". This figure is 78.6% up from 14,699 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sprague Resources shares can be evaluated.

Sprague Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sprague Resources's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sprague Resources shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sprague Resources shares traded daily (recently around 35475.675675676). Sprague Resources's SIR currently stands at 0.74. In other words for every 100,000 Sprague Resources shares traded daily on the market, roughly 740 shares are currently held short.

However Sprague Resources's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sprague Resources shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sprague Resources shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sprague Resources's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sprague Resources shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sprague Resources shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sprague Resources.

Find out more about how you can short Sprague Resources stock.

Sprague Resources share dividends

4%

Dividend payout ratio: 4.11% of net profits

Recently Sprague Resources has paid out, on average, around 4.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 12.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sprague Resources shareholders could enjoy a 12.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sprague Resources's case, that would currently equate to about $2.67 per share.

While Sprague Resources's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sprague Resources is investing more in its future growth.

Sprague Resources's most recent dividend payout was on 8 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Sprague Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sprague Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.5902 up to $28.7567. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SRLP.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sprague Resources's is 0.8164. This would suggest that Sprague Resources's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sprague Resources overview

Sprague Resources LP engages in the purchase, storage, distribution, and sale of refined petroleum products and natural gas in the United States and Canada. The company operates through four segments: Refined Products, Natural Gas, Materials Handling, and Other Operations. The Refined Products segment purchases and sells various refined products, such as heating oil, diesel fuel, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel, gasoline, and asphalt to wholesale, retail, and commercial customers. This segment's wholesale customers consist of approximately 1,100 home heating oil retailers, and diesel fuel and gasoline resellers; and commercial customers include federal and state agencies, municipalities, regional transit authorities, drill sites, large industrial companies, real estate management companies, hospitals, educational institutions, and asphalt paving companies. The Natural Gas segment purchases natural gas from natural gas producers and trading companies and sells and distributes natural gas to approximately 15,000 commercial and industrial customer locations across 13 states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. The Materials Handling segment offloads, stores, and prepares for the delivery of various customer-owned products, including asphalt, crude oil, clay slurry, salt, gypsum, residual fuel oil, coal, petroleum coke, caustic soda, tallow, pulp, and heavy equipment. The Other Operations segment engages in coal marketing and distribution; and commercial trucking activities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Sprague Resources is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.848% of Sprague Resources shares are held by insiders and 2.016% by institutions.
How many people work for Sprague Resources?
Latest data suggests 765 work at Sprague Resources.
When does the fiscal year end for Sprague Resources?
Sprague Resources's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Sprague Resources based?
Sprague Resources's address is: 185 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States, 03801
What is Sprague Resources's ISIN number?
Sprague Resources's international securities identification number is: US8493431089
What is Sprague Resources's CUSIP number?
Sprague Resources's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 849343108

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