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Aug 5, 2019
Our Reports on Stocks in the Oil & Gas Pipeline Industry
Image Shown: Valuentum's thesis on MLPs prior to their collapse in mid-2015. Our reports on stocks in the Oil & Gas Pipeline industry can be found in this article. Reports include ENB, ET, EPD, KMI, MMP.
Jul 31, 2019
A New Measure of Leverage for Dividend-Growth and Income-Oriented Shareholders, One That Is Dividend-Adjusted
As more and more investors rely on company dividends for income, dividends, in our view, have become more debt-like commitments in nature, especially from the perspective of dividend-growth or income-oriented shareholders. We plan to roll out a new measure of financial leverage that considers both the company’s debt and the present value of its future expected cash dividend obligations, which, in the eyes of die-hard dividend-growth or income-oriented shareholders, may be implicitly assumed to be debt-like commitments in substance. We think this leverage ratio can be used in conjunction with the Dividend Cushion ratio to gain additional insight into the dividend-paying financial health of an entity.
Dec 31, 2018
Valuentum Stock Screeners
Brian Nelson provides members with an update on Valuentum's stock screeners and the significant number of forward-looking data we provide. This article was sent to members via email December 29.
Dec 20, 2018
Market Mayhem -- Alerts for Members
Dear members -- we released a number of emails today. Please read and let us know if you have any questions. We're here for you.
Nov 2, 2018
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending November 2
Let's take a look at companies that raised/lowered their dividend this week.
Oct 25, 2018
Midstream Energy Pounded, MLP Distribution Cut at Golar LNG Partners
Image shown: The midstream MLP space continues to suffer. Performance of the group since mid-June 2015. Though it caught no one off guard, Golar LNG Partners’ recent distribution reduction is yet another in a long line of unsustainably high payouts in the master limited partnership space to be cut.
Oct 22, 2018
Hi-Crush and EnLink Join Growing List of MLP Simplifications
Image Source: EnLink transaction presentation.A number of master limited partnerships continue to transition to more simplified structures as they attempt to become increasingly nimble organizations.
Sep 18, 2018
Midstreams Going C-Corp, Should SEC Disallow the Measure Distributable Cash Flow?
It’s important to differentiate the concept of enterprise free cash flow valuation and the idea of capital-market dependence. The uncertainty of the MLP business model remains, as it is clear operators are shunning the MLP business model preferring C-Corps instead. According to work from Global X Funds, now 40% of the energy infrastructure market cap consists of C-Corps, up considerably from just 15% at the end of 2014. Though many simplifications have come with implied distribution cuts, the primary reason for the rise in C-Corps across the midstream space has been the rationalizing of excess MLP valuations to enterprise free cash flow assessments. We encourage the SEC to consider disallowing the use of distributable cash flow, as it is confusing to investors.
Sep 5, 2018
There Is Milk At The Store
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." -- Winston Churchill
Aug 24, 2018
The Days of the MLP Model Are Numbered
We applaud Enbridge-Spectra on explaining the MLP business model with transparency. Though we think rollups could bring new capital into the MLP space, we expect the days of the MLP model are numbered. The opportunity to raise capital at yield-based pricing has been eliminated.
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