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May 13, 2024
Energy Transfer Ups Adjusted EBITDA Guidance for 2024
Image: Energy Transfer’s financials are in much better shape than they were years ago. Energy Transfer's cash flow from operations during the first quarter of 2024 was $3.772 while the firm spent $795 million in capital spending, resulting in traditional free cash flow of ~$2.98 billion, far in excess of distributions paid to partners, noncontrolling interests, and redeemable noncontrollable interests. We like Energy Transfer’s EBITDA growth, free cash flow coverage of the distribution, and improved credit quality. The pipeline operator has come a long way in the past decade.
Apr 26, 2024
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week of April 26
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Mar 29, 2024
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Feb 19, 2024
Energy Transfer’s Lofty Distributions Are Much More Sustainable These Days
Image: Energy Transfer covered its distributions with traditional free cash flow in 2023, and the company offers investors an elevated distribution yield. Energy Transfer reported mixed fourth-quarter results on February 14, but the company’s traditional free cash flow metrics continue to hold up well, providing support to its lofty distribution. Years ago, pipeline entities were spending much more than they reasonably could to be able to sustain their distributions at prior levels, and many have readjusted both their capital spending trajectories as well as their distributions over the years. These days, pipeline entities such as Energy Transfer, with their geographically diversified portfolio of assets, are in much better shape to sustain their payouts. Units of Energy Transfer yield ~8.7% at the time of this writing.
Jan 28, 2024
Energy Transfer Making a Comeback, Shares Yield ~8.7%
Image: Energy Transfer is working its way back after a long stretch of underperformance. On January 25, Energy Transfer raised its dividend modestly, by 0.8%, to $0.315 per share on a quarterly basis, and while Energy Transfer still has a massive net debt position to the tune of ~$47.6 billion, the firm’s traditional free cash flow of the payout suggests sustainability, absent any exogenous shocks. Standard & Poor’s recently upgraded its unsecured debt rating to BBB with a Stable outlook, and the firm’s capital spending guidance for 2023 was recently lowered, further helping free cash flow. Energy Transfer is staging a comeback, and for risk-seeking income investors, its ~8.7% dividend yield is worth a look.
Jan 26, 2024
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week of January 26
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Dec 29, 2023
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Dec 1, 2023
A Note on Valuation -- Low P/E Stocks with High Dividend Yields
Image: Stocks with low valuation multiples have trailed the broader S&P 500 (orange) considerably since the depths of the Great Financial Crisis. Today, with all the readily available information and data out there, it is far more likely the case that a company with a low P/E ratio actually deserves it, and a firm with an outsized dividend yield just holds a lot of net debt on their books. Investing in low P/E stocks or stocks with low valuation multiples without considering their intrinsic values (i.e. fair value estimates) may result in owning a basket of value traps. Investors may be attracted to these types of stocks for their low P/E ratios and hefty dividend yields, but just having a low P/E ratio and a high dividend yield doesn’t a good stock make. If investing were this easy, so-called “value stocks” wouldn’t have underperformed the market significantly for more than a decade and a half now.
Nov 29, 2023
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Oct 23, 2023
Kinder Morgan Now Covers Cash Dividends with Traditional Free Cash Flow
On October 18, Kinder Morgan reported third-quarter results that came in lower than expectations, but we’ve taken note of the company’s improved free cash flow generation that now runs in excess of its cash dividends paid, a huge change from a decade ago, where capital spending and cash dividends paid far outweighed its operating cash flow capacity. The company’s dividend stands at $1.13 per share on an annualized basis, and Kinder Morgan now has an forward estimated dividend yield of ~6.7%, which is quite attractive. Shares are trading meaningfully below our estimate of their intrinsic value, too, and we’re warming up to the company’s financials. Its net debt position likely precludes it from being added to any simulated newsletter portfolio at this time, however. Our $21 per-share fair value estimate remains unchanged.

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