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How to buy Suburban Propane Partners stock

Learn how to easily invest in Suburban Propane Partners stock.

Suburban Propane Partners LP is an utilities-regulated gas business based in the US. Suburban Propane Partners shares (SPH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Suburban Propane Partners employs 3,131 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.

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Suburban Propane Partners stock price (NYSE: SPH)

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Suburban Propane Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$16.18
52-week range$13.01 - $17.40
50-day moving average $16.29
200-day moving average $15.86
Wall St. target price$18.00
PE ratio 5.5971
Dividend yield $1.3 (8.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.78

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Suburban Propane Partners price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.18 from 2022-10-04

1 week (2022-09-29) 6.10%
1 month (2022-09-06) -3.35%
3 months (2022-07-06) 4.39%
6 months (2022-04-06) -2.18%
1 year (2021-10-06) 5.00%
2 years (2020-10-06) -4.32%
3 years (2019-10-04) 23.47
5 years (2017-10-06) 26.29

Is Suburban Propane Partners stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Suburban Propane Partners's P/E ratio

Suburban Propane Partners's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Suburban Propane Partners shares trade at around 6x 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's PEG ratio

Suburban Propane Partners's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2448. 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'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's EBITDA

Suburban Propane Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $311.7 million.

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

Suburban Propane Partners financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.67%
Gross profit TTM $391.9 million
Return on assets TTM 7.37%
Return on equity TTM 34.81%
Profit margin 12.06%
Book value $8.99
Market capitalisation $980.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Suburban Propane Partners share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.61% of net profits

Recently Suburban Propane Partners has paid out, on average, around 45.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.64% 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 shareholders could enjoy a 8.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Suburban Propane Partners's case, that would currently equate to about $1.3 per share.

While Suburban Propane Partners's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Suburban Propane Partners may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Suburban Propane Partners's most recent dividend payout was on 9 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Suburban Propane Partners's shares ever split?

Suburban Propane Partners's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 15 June 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Suburban Propane Partners shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Suburban Propane Partners shares which in turn could have impacted Suburban Propane Partners's share price.

Suburban Propane Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Suburban Propane Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.014 up to $17.4046. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPH.US volatility(beta: 0.65)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's is 0.646. This would suggest that Suburban Propane Partners's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Suburban Propane Partners 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Suburban Propane Partners is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.773% of Suburban Propane Partners shares are held by insiders and 21.853% by institutions.
How many people work for Suburban Propane Partners?
Latest data suggests 3,131 work at Suburban Propane Partners.
When does the fiscal year end for Suburban Propane Partners?
Suburban Propane Partners's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Suburban Propane Partners based?
Suburban Propane Partners's address is: 240 Route 10 West, Whippany, NJ, United States, 07981-0206
What is Suburban Propane Partners's ISIN number?
Suburban Propane Partners's international securities identification number is: US8644821048
What is Suburban Propane Partners's CUSIP number?
Suburban Propane Partners's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 864482104

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