Star Group, L.P. operates as a home heating oil and propane distributor and services provider in the United States. More Details
Undervalued with solid track record and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Star Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SGU is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SGU's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Gas Utilities
1 Year Return
US Gas Utilities
Return vs Industry: SGU exceeded the US Gas Utilities industry which returned -14.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SGU underperformed the US Market which returned 19.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Star Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Star Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SGU ($9.76) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($319.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SGU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SGU is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.2x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (18.1x).
PE vs Market: SGU is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.2x) compared to the US market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SGU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SGU is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Gas Utilities industry average (1.8x).
How is Star Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Utilities industry annual growth in earnings
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.
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How has Star Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SGU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SGU's current net profit margins (3%) are higher than last year (1.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SGU's earnings have grown by 0.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SGU's earnings growth over the past year (58.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SGU earnings growth over the past year (58.8%) exceeded the Gas Utilities industry 17.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SGU's Return on Equity (17.3%) is considered low.
How is Star Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SGU's short term assets ($250.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($329.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: SGU's short term assets ($250.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($241.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SGU's debt to equity ratio (41.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SGU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 36.6% to 41.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SGU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (151.9%).
Interest Coverage: SGU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.3x coverage).
What is Star Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SGU's dividend (5.43%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.52%).
High Dividend: SGU's dividend (5.43%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.2%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SGU's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SGU's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.8%), SGU's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Woosnam (52 yo)
Mr. Jeffrey M. Woosnam, is also known as Jeff, serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Star Group, L.P. (“Company”) or (“Star”) since March 18, 2019 and is also appointed as a Director of Kestrel ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD773.19K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.82M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Jeff's compensation with company performance.
|Executive VP||14.58yrs||US$1.09m||0.088% |
|Chief Operating Officer of Kestrel Heat LLC||1.67yrs||US$661.11k||0.011% |
|Chief Customer Officer of Kestrel Heat LLC||1.67yrs||US$709.68k||0.015% |
|Senior Vice President of Accounting - Kestrel Heat LLC||6.5yrs||US$466.95k||no data|
|Investor Relations Contact||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Customer Officer of Kestrel Heat||1.67yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Controller of Kestrel Heat LLC||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SGU's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Director of Kestrel Heat LLC||14.58yrs||no data||2.52% |
|Independent Director of Kestrel Heat LLC||14.58yrs||US$102.78k||0.081% |
|Independent Director of Kestrel Heat LLC||no data||US$81.33k||no data|
|Chairman of the Board of Kestrel Heat LLC||14.58yrs||US$273.97k||2.98% |
|Director of Kestrel Heat LLC||14.58yrs||US$602.46k||0.057% |
|Independent Director of Kestrel Heat LLC||14.58yrs||US$89.60k||0.24% |
|Independent Director of Kestrel Heat LLC||14.58yrs||US$91.10k||no data|
Experienced Board: SGU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Star Group, L.P.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Star Group, L.P.
- Ticker: SGU
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Gas Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Implied Market Cap: US$430.093m
- Market Cap: US$426.914m
- Shares outstanding: 44.07m
- Website: https://www.stargrouplp.com
Number of Employees
- Star Group, L.P.
- 9 West Broad Street
- Suite 310
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SGU||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Units||US||USD||Dec 1995|
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 ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/22 23:47|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/20 00:00|
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.