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Star Group

NYSE:SGU
Snowflake Description

Good value with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SGU
NYSE
$503M
Imp Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Utilities
Company description

Star Group, L.P. operates as a home heating oil and propane distributor and services provider in the United States. The last earnings update was 70 days ago. More info.


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SGU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
1.9%
NYSE:SGU
0.5%
US Gas Utilities
0.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
0.3%
NYSE:SGU
17.4%
US Gas Utilities
6.8%
US Market
SGU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Star Group (SGU) 1.9% 0.6% 3.9% 0.3% 11.7% 51.2%
US Gas Utilities 0.5% -0.4% 7.1% 17.4% 30.5% 62.4%
US Market 0.4% 2.6% 11% 6.8% 38.1% 45.7%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SGU underperformed the Gas Utilities industry which returned 17.4% over the past year.
  • SGU underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 6.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SGU
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

SGU Value

 Is Star Group undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Star Group to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Star Group.

NYSE:SGU Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:SGU
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Gas Utilities Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.35
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.349 (1 + (1- 21%) (38.17%))
0.634
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.8 * 5.96%)
7.5%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:SGU using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Star Group is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:SGU DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 7.5%)
2019 54.85 Est @ 27.8% 51.03
2020 65.97 Est @ 20.28% 57.09
2021 75.88 Est @ 15.01% 61.08
2022 84.47 Est @ 11.33% 63.26
2023 91.86 Est @ 8.75% 63.99
2024 98.24 Est @ 6.94% 63.66
2025 103.82 Est @ 5.68% 62.59
2026 108.80 Est @ 4.79% 61.01
2027 113.34 Est @ 4.17% 59.13
2028 117.58 Est @ 3.74% 57.06
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $599.90
NYSE:SGU DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $117.58 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (7.5% – 2.73%)
$2,533.34
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $2,533.34 ÷ (1 + 7.5%)10
$1,229.39
NYSE:SGU Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $599.90 + $1,229.39
$1,829.29
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,829.29 / 52.30
$34.98
NYSE:SGU Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $34.98
Current discount Discount to share price of $9.75
= -1 x ($9.75 - $34.98) / $34.98
72.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Star Group is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is $9.75 vs Future cash flow value of $34.98
Current Discount Checks
For Star Group to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Star Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Star Group's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Star Group's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Star Group's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.48
NYSE:SGU Share Price ** NYSE (2019-04-16) in USD $9.75
United States of America Gas Utilities Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Gas Utilities Companies 25.92x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,072 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.08x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Star Group.

NYSE:SGU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:SGU Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 9.75 ÷ 0.48

20.35x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Star Group is good value based on earnings compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average.
  • Star Group is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Star Group's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 20.35x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Gas Utilities Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 11 Publicly-Listed Gas Utilities Companies 3.05x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,107 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Star Group, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Star Group's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $5.92
NYSE:SGU Share Price * NYSE (2019-04-16) in USD $9.75
United States of America Gas Utilities Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Gas Utilities Companies 2.37x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,176 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.91x
NYSE:SGU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:SGU Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 9.75 ÷ 5.92

1.65x

* Primary Listing of Star Group.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Star Group is good value based on assets compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Star Group's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Gas Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Gas Utilities industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Star Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SGU Future Performance

 How is Star Group expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Star Group has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
12.7%
Expected Gas Utilities industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Star Group expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Star Group's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Star Group's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Star Group's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Gas Utilities Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.7%
United States of America Gas Utilities Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:SGU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
NYSE:SGU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 1,776 58 26
2018-09-30 1,678 57 49
2018-06-30 1,630 28 52
2018-03-31 1,528 -3 46
2017-12-31 1,376 23 35
2017-09-30 1,324 21 26
2017-06-30 1,304 15 25
2017-03-31 1,296 -8 35
2016-12-31 1,226 33 45
2016-09-30 1,161 102 40
2016-06-30 1,166 151 19
2016-03-31 1,194 207 14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Star Group is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Star Group is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Star Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SGU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
NYSE:SGU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.48
2018-09-30 0.89
2018-06-30 0.94
2018-03-31 0.83
2017-12-31 0.63
2017-09-30 0.46
2017-06-30 0.44
2017-03-31 0.62
2016-12-31 0.80
2016-09-30 0.70
2016-06-30 0.33
2016-03-31 0.24

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Star Group will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine whether Star Group is trading at Star Group'san attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
  2. Star Group's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Utilities companies here
  3. Star Group's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Star Group's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Star Group has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SGU Past Performance

  How has Star Group performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Star Group's growth in the last year to its industry (Gas Utilities).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Star Group's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Star Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Star Group's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Star Group's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Star Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:SGU Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 1,776.03 25.88 394.44
2018-09-30 1,677.84 48.85 381.81
2018-06-30 1,629.80 51.76 372.29
2018-03-31 1,528.25 46.47 356.96
2017-12-31 1,376.27 35.37 341.90
2017-09-30 1,323.56 25.83 331.53
2017-06-30 1,304.04 24.76 322.71
2017-03-31 1,296.43 34.80 318.90
2016-12-31 1,226.40 45.11 316.73
2016-09-30 1,161.34 40.15 299.86
2016-06-30 1,166.44 19.10 302.61
2016-03-31 1,193.85 14.00 303.29
2015-12-31 1,494.13 31.25 320.66
2015-09-30 1,674.29 34.03 334.93
2015-06-30 1,729.49 49.56 328.77
2015-03-31 1,810.40 48.33 329.51
2014-12-31 1,940.33 29.71 315.42
2014-09-30 1,961.72 32.69 305.24
2014-06-30 1,916.97 42.17 293.42
2014-03-31 1,852.98 44.16 280.29
2013-12-31 1,745.88 35.31 269.49
2013-09-30 1,741.80 27.74 268.57
2013-06-30 1,738.23 34.38 265.22
2013-03-31 1,708.19 30.20 257.64
2012-12-31 1,552.64 30.73 235.82
2012-09-30 1,497.59 24.71 236.07
2012-06-30 1,476.71 1.18 244.35

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Star Group has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Star Group used its assets more efficiently than the US Gas Utilities industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Star Group's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Star Group's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Gas Utilities industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Star Group has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SGU Health

 How is Star Group's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Star Group's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Star Group's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Star Group's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Star Group's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Star Group Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:SGU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 309.27 191.83 23.79
2018-09-30 309.79 100.78 14.53
2018-06-30 341.36 109.91 9.42
2018-03-31 366.26 185.84 35.43
2017-12-31 330.26 152.43 21.14
2017-09-30 306.07 75.72 52.46
2017-06-30 329.07 78.16 94.57
2017-03-31 348.39 80.57 52.90
2016-12-31 314.23 83.01 37.08
2016-09-30 301.49 91.64 139.19
2016-06-30 337.25 95.00 171.16
2016-03-31 346.11 97.50 146.61
2015-12-31 296.75 100.00 86.89
2015-09-30 289.89 100.00 100.51
2015-06-30 340.67 124.66 122.65
2015-03-31 354.26 124.63 37.13
2014-12-31 283.34 124.60 28.11
2014-09-30 273.25 124.57 49.00
2014-06-30 306.09 164.09 7.12
2014-03-31 320.49 290.26 12.96
2013-12-31 272.77 224.84 83.23
2013-09-30 259.28 124.46 85.06
2013-06-30 276.77 124.43 44.38
2013-03-31 297.29 185.46 10.57
2012-12-31 261.26 161.09 14.32
2012-09-30 260.15 124.36 108.09
2012-06-30 271.19 124.33 91.23
  • Star Group's level of debt (62%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (82.5% vs 62% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.1%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 3.5x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Star Group's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Star Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SGU Dividends

 What is Star Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
4.82%
Current annual income from Star Group dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Star Group shares you are expected to receive $96 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Star Group's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.41%).
  • Star Group's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.63%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:SGU Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Gas Utilities Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 11 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2008 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:SGU Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
NYSE:SGU Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-01-17 0.470 4.921
2018-10-18 0.470 4.929
2018-07-19 0.470 4.863
2018-04-17 0.470 4.884
2018-01-18 0.440 4.532
2017-10-12 0.440 4.138
2017-07-20 0.440 4.061
2017-04-18 0.440 4.346
2017-01-19 0.410 4.237
2016-10-20 0.410 4.054
2016-07-21 0.410 4.483
2016-04-18 0.410 4.724
2016-01-20 0.380 4.879
2015-10-15 0.380 4.910
2015-07-16 0.380 4.195
2015-04-20 0.380 4.577
2015-01-20 0.350 4.955
2014-10-30 0.350 5.647
2014-07-17 0.350 5.927
2014-04-21 0.350 5.510
2014-01-16 0.330 5.691
2013-10-29 0.330 6.056
2013-07-22 0.330 6.613
2013-04-16 0.330 6.772
2013-01-17 0.310 6.829
2012-10-26 0.310 7.448
2012-07-19 0.310 7.199
2012-04-19 0.310 7.807
2012-01-19 0.310 7.086
2011-10-25 0.310 6.363
2011-07-14 0.310 6.186
2011-04-14 0.310 5.654
2011-01-25 0.310 5.696
2010-10-26 0.290 5.541
2010-07-19 0.290 6.334
2010-04-27 0.290 6.668
2010-01-21 0.290 6.718
2009-10-22 0.270 6.822
2009-07-22 0.270 7.575
2009-04-22 0.270 8.018
2009-04-17 0.270 9.047

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Star Group's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are not well covered by earnings (1x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Star Group's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Star Group afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Star Group has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SGU Management

 What is the CEO of Star Group's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Jeff Woosnam
AGE 49
TENURE AS CEO 0.1 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Jeffrey M. Woosnam, is also known as Jeff, serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Star Group, L.P. (“Company”) or (“Star”) since March 18, 2019 and is also appointed as a Director of Kestrel Heat, LLC, Star’s general partner. Mr. Woosnam was most recently Senior Vice President, Southern Operations, a position he held since May, 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Woosnam served as Vice President, Southern Operations and was previously Director of Operations for Petroleum Heat and Power, a subsidiary of Star Group. He has been with the Company since 1994.

CEO Compensation
  • Insufficient data for Jeff to compare compensation growth.
  • Insufficient data for Jeff to establish whether their remuneration is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Star Group management team in years:

0.1
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Star Group management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Richard Ambury

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$988K
AGE
61
TENURE
13 yrs

Richard Oakley

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Accounting - Kestrel Heat LLC
COMPENSATION
$467K
AGE
58
TENURE
4.9 yrs

Dan Donovan

TITLE
Consultant & Director of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$293K
AGE
72
TENURE
1.1 yrs

Jeff Woosnam

TITLE
President
AGE
49
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Jeff Hammond

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Chris Witty

TITLE
Investor Relations Contact

Joe McDonald

TITLE
Chief Customer Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Geoffrey Mearns

TITLE
Chief Customer Officer of Kestrel Heat
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Cory Czekanski

TITLE
VP & Controller of Kestrel Heat LLC
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Star Group board of directors in years:

13
Average Tenure
71.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Star Group board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Paul Vermylen

TITLE
Chairman of the Board of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
71
TENURE
13 yrs

Bill Nicoletti

TITLE
Director of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$97K
AGE
73
TENURE
13 yrs

Dan Donovan

TITLE
Consultant & Director of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$293K
AGE
72
TENURE
13 yrs

Jeff Woosnam

TITLE
President
AGE
49
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Bryan Lawrence

TITLE
Director of Kestrel Heat
AGE
76
TENURE
13 yrs

Henry Babcock

TITLE
Director of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$85K
AGE
78
TENURE
13 yrs

C. Scott Baxter

TITLE
Director of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$85K
AGE
56
TENURE
13 yrs

Dave Bauer

TITLE
Director of Kestrel Heat
COMPENSATION
$29K
AGE
48
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
16. Aug 18 Buy Steven Goldman Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 3,000 $9.38 $28,132
16. Aug 18 Buy Richard Ambury Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 4,000 $9.42 $37,680
15. Aug 18 Buy Steven Goldman Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 10,600 $9.60 $100,549
15. Aug 18 Buy Richard Ambury Individual 14. Aug 18 14. Aug 18 5,000 $9.40 $46,990
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Management checks
We assess Star Group's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Star Group has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SGU News

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What Do You Get For Owning Star Group LP (NYSE:SGU)?

Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital. … You need to pay attention to this because your return on investment is linked to dividends and internal investments to improve the business, which can only occur if the company is expected to produce adequate earnings with the capital that has been provided. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently Star Group is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return.

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Does Star Group LP's (NYSE:SGU) PE Ratio Warrant A Sell?

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Interested In Star Group LP (NYSE:SGU)? Here's What Its Recent Performance Looks Like

In this article, I will take a look at Star Group LP's (NYSE:SGU) most recent earnings update (31 March 2018) and compare these latest figures against its performance over the past few years, along with how the rest of SGU's industry performed. … Did SGU beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry. … SGU's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2018) of US$47.35m has

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Should Star Group LP (NYSE:SGU) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

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Should Star Group LP. (NYSE:SGU) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?

View our latest analysis for Star Group 5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas: Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers? … NYSE:SGU Historical Dividend Yield Apr 17th 18 Does Star Group pass our checks? … Next Steps: Taking into account the dividend metrics, Star Group ticks most of the boxes as a strong dividend investment, putting it in my list of top dividend payers.

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With A -21.59% Earnings Drop, Did Star Group LP. (NYSE:SGU) Really Underperform?

After reading Star Group LP.'s (NYSE:SGU) most recent earnings announcement (31 December 2017), I found it useful to look back at how the company has performed in the past and compare this against the latest numbers. … See our latest analysis for Star Group Was SGU's recent earnings decline indicative of a tough track record? … For Star Group, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is US$35.37M, which, relative to the prior year's level, has declined by -21.59%.

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Does Star Group LP's (NYSE:SGU) PE Ratio Warrant A Sell?

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Has Star Group LP (SGU) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?

Check out our latest analysis for Star Group Did SGU beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry? … For Star Group, the most recent earnings is $24.8M, which compared to the prior year's figure, has increased by 29.68%. … This suggests that any tailwind the industry is profiting from, Star Group is capable of leveraging this to its advantage.What does this mean?

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SGU Company Info

Description

Star Group, L.P. operates as a home heating oil and propane distributor and services provider in the United States. It also installs, maintains, and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment, as well as offers plumbing services. As of September 30, 2018, the company sold home heating oil and propane to approximately 454,000 full service residential and commercial customers. It also sells home heating oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel to approximately 74,000 customers on a delivery only basis. Kestrel Heat, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Star Gas Partners, L.P. and changed its name to Star Group, L.P. in October 2017. Star Group, L.P. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Details
Name: Star Group, L.P.
SGU
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1995
$502,590,824
$506,736,789
52,298,733
Website: http://www.stargrouplp.com
Address: Star Group, L.P.
9 West Broad Street,
Suite 310,
Stamford,
Connecticut, 06902,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE SGU Common Units New York Stock Exchange US USD 15. Dec 1995
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3,403
Star Group employees.
Industry
Gas Utilities
Utilities
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/16 23:46
End of day share price update: 2019/04/16 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2017/12/06
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/05
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/09/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.