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Latest Valuentum Commentary
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.
Jul 27, 2018
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending July 27
We provide a list of firms that raised/lowered their dividends during the week ending July 27. The dividend reports of covered firms on this list will be updated shortly with the new information. To access our dividend reports use the ‘Symbol’ search box in our website header.
May 17, 2018
Master Limited Partnership Simplifications on the Rise
With the announcement of three separate master limited partnership simplification transactions on May 17 alone, we must revisit our thesis that the business structure may not be in it for the long haul.
Apr 27, 2018
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending April 27
Let's take a look at companies that raised/lowered their dividend this week.
Mar 15, 2018
Nearly 60 Distribution Cuts Later, We Maintain Our View on the Hazards of the MLP Business Model
Image Source: Brian Cantoni. Valuentum has been highlighting the inherent risks associated with the master limited partnership (MLP) structure for some time now, but we are not alone in acknowledging the limited sustainability of such structures. Internal simplification transactions may only become more common moving forward as management teams seek to optimize the structure of their entities.
Dec 27, 2017
Objectivity in Analysis and the MLP Enigma
President of Investment Research Brian Nelson talks about how financial statement analysis keeps analysts objective. He also goes into how the distribution yields of MLPs may not reflect underlying business dynamics. Nelson also explains an inconsistency in the use of financing that supports the idea that MLPs are using external capital market issuances to fund distributions. Running time: ~15 minutes.
Dec 14, 2017
Video: What Cash Flow Are You Talking About?
President of Investment Research Brian Nelson reviews important topics from the first six episodes of "Off the Cuff," and goes into great detail about all the intricacies of "cash flow" from traditional free cash flow to enterprise free cash flow valuation. You know you want to watch. Running Time: ~14 minutes.
Jul 7, 2017
MLP Speak: A Critique of Distributable Cash Flow
Let’s talk about a controversial metric that is used in master limited partnership (MLP) reporting. Just how useful is it, and should it be allowed?
May 1, 2017
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending Apr 28
Let's take a look at companies raising/lowering their dividends this week.
Feb 27, 2017
Valuentum's Brian Nelson to Present at CFA Society of Houston
Valuentum's Brian Nelson has been invited to speak at the CFA Society of Houston in March of this year! Mr. Nelson will walk through his experiences in valuation and financial statement analysis within the stock selection process to help portfolio managers learn how to optimize the strength and resilience of client portfolios--those either built for capital appreciation or income, or both.
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