AmeriGas Partners, L.P. Company Profile (NYSE:APU)

About AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. is a holding company. The Company is a retail propane distributor in the United States. It serves approximately two million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, wholesale and motor fuel customers in all 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. It operates through the segment that engages in the distribution of propane and related equipment and supplies. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiary, AmeriGas Propane, L.P. The Partnership also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems, and operates a residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and related services business in certain counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The Partnership operates as an interstate carrier in all states across the continental United States. The Company's AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange program enables consumers to purchase or exchange propane cylinders at retail locations.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Refining and Marketing - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:APU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.amerigas.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $4.18 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 92,958,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $44.76
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $45.91
  • 52 Week Range: $42.52 - $50.11
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.87
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.91
  • P/E Growth: 2.56
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.38 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.76
  • Book Value: $10.72 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.20
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $3.80
  • Dividend Yield: 8.5%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $568.91 million
  • Net Margins: 4.50%
  • Return on Equity: 16.99%
  • Return on Assets: 4.32%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.44%
  • Current Ratio: 1.13%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.92%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 186,759 shs.
  • Beta: 0.28
  • Short Ratio: 15.01
 
Frequently Asked Questions for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)

What is AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock symbol?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "APU."

How often does AmeriGas Partners, L.P. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for AmeriGas Partners, L.P.?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.95 per share on Friday, August 18th. This represents a $3.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 8th. View AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s Dividend History.

How were AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s earnings last quarter?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 1st. The company reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.08. The business earned $677 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $723.86 million. AmeriGas Partners, L.P. had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 16.99%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.77 earnings per share. View AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s Earnings History.

When will AmeriGas Partners, L.P. make its next earnings announcement?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for AmeriGas Partners, L.P..

Where is AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock going? Where will AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock price be in 2017?

4 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $47.00. On average, they anticipate AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s share price to reach $44.33 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for AmeriGas Partners, L.P..

Who are some of AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s key competitors?

Who are AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s key executives?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • John L. Walsh, Executive Chairman of the Board of the General Partner
  • Jerry E. Sheridan, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the General Partner
  • Hugh J. Gallagher, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the General Partner
  • Anthony D. Rosback, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the General Partner
  • Laurie A. Bergman, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the General Partner
  • Monica M. Gaudiosi, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the General Partner
  • Troy E. Fee, Vice President - Human Resources and Strategic Initiatives of the General Partner
  • Brian R. Ford, Independent Director of the General Partner
  • John R. Hartmann, Independent Director of the General Partner
  • William J. Marrazzo, Independent Director of the General Partner

Who owns AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.18%), Spirit of America Management Corp NY (0.12%), Roffman Miller Associates Inc. PA (0.09%), North American Management Corp (0.09%), Creative Planning (0.05%) and Albert D Mason Inc. (0.05%). Company insiders that own AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock include Hugh J Gallagher, Jerry E Sheridan and John L Walsh. View Institutional Ownership Trends for AmeriGas Partners, L.P..

Who sold AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock? Who is selling AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Creative Planning, Clean Yield Group, Family Capital Trust Co, Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Huntington National Bank, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC and Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for AmeriGas Partners, L.P..

Who bought AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock? Who is buying AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock?

AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Spirit of America Management Corp NY, Roffman Miller Associates Inc. PA, First Midwest Bank Trust Division, Bank of Montreal Can, US Bancorp DE, FineMark National Bank & Trust, North American Management Corp and MCF Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock in the last two years include Hugh J Gallagher and John L Walsh. View Insider Buying and Selling for AmeriGas Partners, L.P..

How do I buy AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock?

Shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is AmeriGas Partners, L.P.'s stock price today?

One share of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.02.


MarketBeat Community Rating for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE APU)
Community Ranking:  1.1 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  56 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  188 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  244
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Sell (Score: 1.25)
Consensus Price Target: $44.33 (1.53% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$46.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetSell$40.00N/AView Rating Details
8/4/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$40.00 -> $47.00N/AView Rating Details
5/26/2016Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuy$50.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetNeutral$49.00 -> $46.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Earnings by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Earnings History by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE APU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2017($0.24)N/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2017Q117$1.03$0.95$723.86 million$677.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q4 2016($0.78)($0.96)$408.87 million$393.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q216$2.55$1.74$914.61 million$827.49 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q415($0.43)($0.62)$512.06 million$418.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q315($0.34)($0.37)$571.66 million$478.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q215$2.52$2.17$1.18 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q214$2.19$1.71$1.29 billion$1.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2014Q114$1.18$1.14$950.80 million$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/18/2013Q4($0.48)($0.63)$585.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q3 2013($0.45)($0.43)$643.43 million$581.72 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q2 2013$2.41$1.61$1.31 billion$1.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q1 2013$1.07$0.93$1.01 billion$876.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q412($1.02)($0.86)$526.82 million$510.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2012($0.77)($1.00)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.57$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$1.12$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2011($0.57)($0.81)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011($0.16)($0.19)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2011$2.37$1.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$1.35$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.44
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.29$1.29$1.29
Q2 20171$2.17$2.17$2.17
Q3 20171($0.50)($0.50)($0.50)
Q4 20171($0.52)($0.52)($0.52)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Next Dividend:8/18/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.80
Dividend Yield:8.44%
Dividend Growth:4.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:745.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
314.05% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
134.28% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:12 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)

Dividend History by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE APU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/25/2017quarterly$0.958.45%8/8/20178/10/20178/18/2017
4/25/2017quarterly$0.958.32%5/8/20175/10/20175/18/2017
1/24/2017quarterly$0.947.76%2/8/20172/10/20172/17/2017
10/28/2016quarterly$0.947.93%11/8/201611/10/201611/18/2016
7/26/2016quarterly$0.947.64%8/8/20168/10/20168/18/2016
4/29/2016quarterly$0.948.67%5/6/20165/10/20165/18/2016
1/29/2016quarterly$0.929.58%2/8/20162/10/20162/18/2016
10/28/2015quarterly$0.928.94%11/6/201511/10/201511/18/2015
7/28/2015quarterly$0.928.1%8/6/20158/10/20158/18/2015
4/29/2015quarterly$0.927.41%5/7/20155/11/20155/18/2015
1/30/2015quarterly$0.886.85%2/6/20152/10/20152/18/2015
10/23/2014quarterly$0.887.6%11/6/201411/10/201411/18/2014
7/28/2014$0.888/7/20148/11/20148/18/2014
4/28/2014quarterly$0.887.59%5/7/20145/9/20145/19/2014
2/5/2014quarterly$0.847.93%2/6/20142/10/20142/18/2014
1/29/2014$0.842/6/20142/10/20142/18/2014
10/21/2013quarterly$0.847.44%11/6/201311/8/201311/11/2013
7/30/2013quarterly$0.847.49%8/7/20138/9/20138/19/2013
4/29/2013quarterly$0.847.41%5/8/20135/10/20135/17/2013
1/24/2013quarterly$0.807.76%2/7/20132/11/20132/19/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.29%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 25.32%
Insider Trades by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/6/2017Jerry E SheridanCEOSell10,590$48.67$515,415.30View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Hugh J GallagherCFOBuy208$39.22$8,157.76View SEC Filing  
12/10/2015John L. WalshVice ChairmanBuy5,000$35.20$176,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2014Jerry SheridanCEOBuy11,800$42.52$501,736.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Hugh GallagherCFOBuy3,000$42.40$127,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014K Rick TurnerDirectorBuy2,500$41.43$103,575.00View SEC Filing  
1/23/2014Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.major shareholderSell1,200,000$44.01$52,812,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Jerry SheridanCEOBuy7,000$43.43$304,010.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2012Gregory A PrattDirectorBuy1,000$42.97$42,970.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2012K Rick TurnerDirectorBuy4,000$41.26$165,040.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
Latest Headlines for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU)
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DateHeadline
businesswire.com logoUGI Corporation Elects Theodore A. Dosch to Its Board of Directors ... - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - July 26 at 4:34 PM
businesswire.com logoUGI Corporation Elects Theodore A. Dosch to Its Board of Directors ... - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - July 26 at 4:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Propane Declares Partnership Distribution
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 11:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AmeriGas Partners LP : July 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 24 at 6:10 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAmeriGas Partners: Is Its 8.5% Yield Sustainable? - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - July 21 at 4:59 PM
seekingalpha.com logoBig Gainers In Utilities Are Energy Parana, Suburban, NRG Yield, Per Broker July Targets
seekingalpha.com - July 12 at 4:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners LP breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : APU-US : July 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 4:29 PM
businesswire.com logoAmeriGas Partners, LP to Hold 3QFY17 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, August 3 - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - July 11 at 8:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. to Hold 3QFY17 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, August 3
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 8:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AmeriGas Partners LP : July 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 3:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. -- Moody's changes AmeriGas's outlook to negative
finance.yahoo.com - June 29 at 5:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AmeriGas Partners LP : June 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 23 at 4:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners LP – Value Analysis (NYSE:APU) : June 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 21 at 4:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners LP breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : APU-US : June 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 19 at 8:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AmeriGas Partners LP : June 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 13 at 1:26 PM
fool.com logoBetter Buy: Ferrellgas Partners, LP vs. AmeriGas Partners, LP - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - June 2 at 9:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AmeriGas Partners LP : June 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 2 at 4:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to AmeriGas Partners LP : May 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 3:42 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners LP :APU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 3:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners LP : APU-US: Dividend Analysis : May 10th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 3:36 PM
nasdaq.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. (APU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - May 5 at 8:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of APU earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 9:55 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUGI Corp.'s Investments Are Starting to Pay Off
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 3:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Earnings; Updates Guidance
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 8:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. to Hold 2QFY17 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, May 2 - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 3:48 PM
businesswire.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. to Hold 2QFY17 Earnings Conference Call ... - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - April 11 at 8:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. to Hold 2QFY17 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, May 2
finance.yahoo.com - April 11 at 8:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners LP breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : APU-US : April 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoFerrellgas Yet to Make Total Recovery from Customer Loss
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 8:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIs The Better Dividend Stock: AmeriGas or Its General Partner UGI Corporation?
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 6:44 AM
nasdaq.com logoAmeriGas Partners (APU) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 31 at 8:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. Issues Notice of Redemption
finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 10:12 AM
forbes.com logo5 Can't-Miss Dividend Hikes Coming This Spring - Forbes
www.forbes.com - March 27 at 8:13 AM
nasdaq.com logo5 Can’t-Miss Dividend Hikes Coming This Spring
www.nasdaq.com - March 24 at 4:00 PM
nasdaq.com logo3 MLP's Paying 6% – With No Tax Nonsense - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 15 at 3:47 PM
nasdaq.com logoAmeriGas Partners Stock Getting Very Oversold - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 15 at 3:47 PM
bizjournals.com logoSwank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce Rebalancing of The Cushing® 30 MLP Index
www.bizjournals.com - March 10 at 9:24 PM
nasdaq.com logoFerrellgas Partners (FGP) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Miss - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 9 at 3:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNGL Energy (NGL) Prices Senior Notes Worth $500 Million - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 8:32 AM
nasdaq.com logoNGL Energy (NGL) Prices Senior Notes Worth $500 Million - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 20 at 3:31 PM
fool.com logoAmeriGas Stock: 3 Things You Must Know Before Buying This Propane Stock
www.fool.com - February 15 at 9:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners Announces Completion of Tender Offer and Closing of $525 Million Senior Note Offering
finance.yahoo.com - February 13 at 4:03 PM
nasdaq.com logoAPU Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 10 at 4:07 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAMERIGAS PARTNERS LP Financials
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 3:42 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoAMERIGAS PARTNERS LP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - February 8 at 8:53 PM
nasdaq.com logoAmeriGas Partners, LP (APU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 08, 2017 - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 8 at 3:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. Prices Issuance of New Notes
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 8:40 PM
moodys.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. -- Moody's Publishes Covenant Quality Assessment for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. Bond Offering
www.moodys.com - February 6 at 8:40 PM
businesswire.com logoAmeriGas Partners, LP to Issue Notes - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - February 6 at 3:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAmeriGas Partners, L.P. Commences Cash Tender Offer for any and all of its Outstanding 7.00% Senior Notes due 2022
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 3:39 PM

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