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Oct 26, 2021
Schlumberger Recovering, Outlook Bright
Image Shown: Shares of Schlumberger NV are on the upswing, though the company’s stock price remains far below levels seen before the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 22, the oilfield services giant Schlumberger NV reported third-quarter 2021 earnings that missed consensus top-line estimates and matched consensus bottom-line estimates. The company’s business continues to recover as oil & gas investment activity is picking up steam around the globe after getting decimated last year in the face of the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic. Looking ahead, Schlumberger expects significant improvement in its mid-cycle financial performance from current levels, aided by major cost structure improvements embarked on last year.
Sep 21, 2021
Booming Natural Gas Prices Great News for Chevron and ExxonMobil
Image Shown: Chevron Corporation – August 2021 IR Presentation. Natural gas prices in the US measured by the Henry Hub benchmark based in Erath, Louisiana, have surged higher over the past several months. This is partially due to the slowdown in domestic oil & gas development activity that occurred back in 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic and low crude oil prices. Though crude oil prices, measured by the domestic WTI and international Brent benchmarks, have since recovered, that has not resulted in domestic drilling activity returning to levels seen in 2019, though development activity has recovered somewhat. Henry Hub futures are trading north of $5 per million British thermal units (‘MMBtu’) through February 2022 as of this writing, dropping just below $5 per MMBtu for March 2022 deliveries.
Sep 17, 2021
Our Two Favorite Midstream MLPs: EPD and MMP
Image Source: Enterprise Products Partners L.P. – August 2021 IR Presentation. The global economy is steadily recovering from the worst of the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic, though variants of the virus remain a concern. Enterprise Products and Magellan Midstream are well-positioned to capitalize on this recovery while continuing to make good on their “generous” payout obligations.
Sep 14, 2021
Chevron Investing in Biofuels and Hydrogen
Image Source: Chevron Corporation – August 2021 IR Presentation. We are huge fans of Chevron’s dividend growth potential in the wake of the recovery seen in raw energy resources pricing year-to-date. Shares of CVX yield ~5.6% as of this writing, and we expect Chevron will steadily grow its payout going forward, aided by its promising free cash flow growth trajectory.
Aug 7, 2021
Valuentum Weekly
Image: Bitcoin, technology and large cap growth have led the pack the past 5 years while pipeline MLPs, crude oil and energy stocks have fallen way behind. Large cap growth > small cap value. Bonds, non-US stocks continue to lag. The Valuentum Weekly is a brand-new weekly market commentary from Valuentum Securities, released each weekend in digital form. The Valuentum Weekly offers members a weekly synopsis of the markets and major events. It will be straight and to-the-point. Our goal is to deliver to you the latest information and insights. We welcome your feedback on how we can make the Valuentum Weekly as useful and as relevant for you as ever!
Aug 6, 2021
ExxonMobil’s Great Earnings Report and Promising Growth Outlook
Image Shown: An overview of ExxonMobil Corporation’s strategy to generate shareholder value going forward. Image Source: ExxonMobil Corporation – Second Quarter of 2021 Earnings IR Presentation. ExxonMobil’s financial performance is on the upswing, and its operational performance has been firing on all cylinders of late. We continue to be big fans of both ExxonMobil’s capital appreciation upside and dividend growth potential. Our fair value estimate for ExxonMobil under our “base” case scenario sits at $83 per share, well above where shares of XOM are trading as of this writing. The company’s Dividend Cushion ratio sits near parity at 0.9, and we rate both ExxonMobil’s Dividend Growth and Dividend Safety ratings as “GOOD” given its impressive cash flow generating potential. Shares of XOM yield a nice ~6.0% as of this writing.
Aug 3, 2021
Chevron Posts a Great Earnings Update, Share Repurchases to Resume
Image Shown: An overview of Chevron Corporation’s performance in the second quarter of 2021. We include shares of Chevron as an idea in both our Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios and continue to be huge fans of the name as the global energy complex continues to recover from the worst of the coronavirus (‘COVID-19 pandemic). Image Source: Chevron Corporation – Second Quarter of 2021 IR Earnings Presentation. The global energy complex continues to recover from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that speaks quite favorably to Chevron’s outlook. Management is committed to improving the company’s balance sheet strength going forward, which we really appreciate. Chevron’s free cash flow performance in the second quarter highlights the incredibly powerful positive effect the recovery is having on its financial performance. Share buybacks, in moderation, represent a good use of capital in our view (based on where shares of CVX are trading at as of this writing). With all of this in mind, we would like to stress that Chevron remains committed to its dividend (the firm moderately boosted its quarterly dividend during the second quarter of 2021 by ~4% sequentially). We continue to like Chevron as an idea in both the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio.
Jul 26, 2021
Chinese Stocks Getting Hammered
Image shown: A confluence of factors are driving Chinese stocks lower, not the least of which is heightened regulatory concerns.Investing is really simple. You don’t need to find terribly underfollowed ideas to do well, just mispriced ones. For example, Alphabet is up over 80% the past 52 weeks, and the company has been a top weighting in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio for some time. Facebook has also been an outperformer. There’s no need to make things complicated. Focus on undervalued stocks on a DCF basis that have strong market support through relative strength or a solid technical breakout--and stay away from those net-debt heavy, low valuation multiple value traps!
Jul 13, 2021
Chevron’s Promising Cash Flow Growth Outlook
Image Source: Chevron Corporation – May 2021 IR Presentation. The outlook for the global energy complex is bright and getting brighter as public health authorities utilize widespread coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) vaccine distribution efforts to put an end to the pandemic. We added shares of Chevron Corporation to the Best Ideas Newsletter and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolios on June 27 in order to gain exposure to the ongoing recovery in the global energy complex via a high-quality integrated oil major. Shares of CVX yield ~5.1% as of this writing.
Jul 7, 2021
ExxonMobil’s Immense Upside in Guyana
Image Source: ExxonMobil Corporation – 2021 Investor Day Presentation. ExxonMobil generated $6.9 billion in free cash flow during the first quarter of 2021, up from just $0.3 billion in the same period the prior year when the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic began to slow the global economy to a crawl. Please note that working capital movements and the timing of capital expenditures often have an outsized influence on an energy firm’s quarterly financials, though the trajectory is crystal clear, ExxonMobil is well on its way to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. ExxonMobil spent $3.8 billion covering its total dividend obligations in the first quarter of 2021 and spent a negligible amount buying back its stock during this period. Both of these activities were fully covered by its free cash flows with room to spare, highlighting the company’s potential dividend growth upside going forward.


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