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Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (NYSE: UGP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (NYSE: UGP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11972.59. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is 21.63 (with a change from open of 0.28%), this in conjunction with a target price of 22.05. Volume today has so far reached 185217, with an average volume of about 626.54. The GAP for this stock, is 1.08%.

The P/E ratio is 24.99, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.3. The current EPS for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., is 0.85, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 21.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 43.23%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 12.59% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.25%. Quarter over quarter is 11.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 4.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 13.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 12.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 26.80% and institutional ownership is 3.70%. Shares outstanding is 561.04, while shares float is at a value of 393.81. Float short for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is 0.17% and the short ratio is 1.08.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.92, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.06. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.2, and the quick ratio is 2.4. The most recent gross margin is 8.90% and their operating margin is 4.00%. The profit margin is 2.00%.

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has seen returns on assets of 7.50%, and on investment, 13.20%. Return on equity is 19.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.04. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.5, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.55 and Price/cash is 12.01, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 40.04.

The simple moving averages are -3.58% and 14.91% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.28% and the 52 week low is 71.22%.

Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.34%, with a current price of 21.63. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 28.20%. This is in an industry, Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. is based in Brazil.

Performance in the Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry means that Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -1.43%, with performance for the month coming to -11.91%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.68%, and for the half year the performance is 25.53%. Volatility for this week is 2.33% and for the month this is 2.19%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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