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How to buy Suburban Propane Partners L-P stock

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares (SPH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Suburban Propane Partners L-P employs 3,169 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Suburban Propane Partners L-P share price

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Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$11.36 - $17.50
50-day moving average $15.04
200-day moving average $15.54
Wall St. target price$19.33
PE ratio 15.5449
Dividend yield $1.5 (10.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.94

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Is Suburban Propane Partners L-P under- or over-valued?

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

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's P/E ratio

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

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

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's PEG ratio

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5754. 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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's EBITDA

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $252.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Suburban Propane Partners L-P's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.71%
Gross profit TTM $323 million
Return on assets TTM 3.99%
Return on equity TTM 14.43%
Profit margin 5.43%
Book value $6.13
Market capitalisation $917.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares

There are currently 984,556 Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares held short by investors – that's known as Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "short interest". This figure is 35.8% up from 725,066 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares can be evaluated.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares traded daily (recently around 355435.37906137). Suburban Propane Partners L-P's SIR currently stands at 2.77. In other words for every 100,000 Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2770 shares are currently held short.

However Suburban Propane Partners L-P's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares, or, against the total number of tradable Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Suburban Propane Partners L-P's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0189% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Suburban Propane Partners L-P shares, roughly 19 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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P.

Find out more about how you can short Suburban Propane Partners L-P stock.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.61% of net profits

Recently Suburban Propane Partners L-P has paid out, on average, around 1.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Suburban Propane Partners L-P shareholders could enjoy a 8.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Suburban Propane Partners L-P's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.

While Suburban Propane Partners L-P's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Suburban Propane Partners L-P is investing more in its future growth.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's most recent dividend payout was on 8 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares ever split?

Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares were split on 18 January 2001.

Suburban Propane Partners L-P share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.3638 up to $17.4994. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPH.US volatility(beta: 0.67)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 Suburban Propane Partners L-P's is 0.6702. This would suggest that Suburban Propane Partners L-P's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Suburban Propane Partners L-P overview

Suburban Propane Partners, L. P. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the retail marketing and distribution of propane, fuel oil, and refined fuels. The company operates in four segments: Propane, Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels, Natural Gas and Electricity, and All Other. The Propane segment is involved in the retail distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers, as well as in the wholesale distribution to industrial end users. It offers propane primarily for space heating, water heating, cooking, and clothes drying in the residential and commercial markets; for use as a motor fuel in internal combustion engines to power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, and stationary engines, as well as to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas to the industrial customers, and in other process applications; and for tobacco curing, crop drying, poultry brooding, and weed control in the agricultural markets. The Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels segment engages in the retail distribution of fuel oil, diesel, kerosene, and gasoline to residential and commercial customers for use primarily as a source of heat in homes and buildings.

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