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Morning Hot: Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., (UGP)

Friday February 24th 2017: Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Brazil, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP  has a market cap of 13.77 B. Since its IPO date on the 10/07/1999, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP performance year to date is 17.16%. Today Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP has gained 0.66%, with a current price of 24.46.

Ownership of the company is 26.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 4.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 46.70%. Return of assets are at 7.00%, with return on investment at 12.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.92. While Total debt/equity is 1.26. With a profit margin of 2.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 9.10%, and operating margin of 3.90%. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.3, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP has seen a EPS growth of 4.40%. A performance for the year of 14.14%. The 52-week high is -1.29%, and the 52-week low is 33.08%. The average volume for Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP is 5326.

With a target price of 24.7, can Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., UGP. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a P/E of 28.22 and a forward P/E of 23.3. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.3. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.59 and 4.93 respectively. For P/cash, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a value of 9.54, while it is 118.19 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 24.46, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.35%. We see a return on equity of 18.10%.

Looking more long-term Ultrapar Participacoes S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.80% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.40% for this year and for the last five years a 12.40% growth has been seen.

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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