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What’s next for MLPs?

For my first post back I want to update the last post I did before my hiatus. On Feb 10, I posted on how well the MLP sector did in January, with it being the second best January ever, and that good early year performance usually leads to strong results going forward. Lets see what the MLP sector has been up to since then. The chart below shows the performance of the AMJ ETF that tracks the MLP sector. What a year so far is all I can say! The MLP index total return for Q1 2013 was 19.7%, far … Continue reading

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The 4 best months for MLPs

I love taking advantage of market inefficiencies or quirks; spinoff mispricings, CEF discounts, etc. Its one of the most entertaining and profitable of past times. I’ll share one with you today in the MLP sector and I hope it makes you some money in the future. Lets dive in. What if I told you the majority of historical MLP returns, since 1995,  have come in just 4 months of the year? And its the same 4 months every year in which some key event happens. Take a look at the chart below. The chart gives it away but the best … Continue reading

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MLP valuation for January 2012

It’s a good time to update the valuation for one of my favorite sectors for income investors and retirees, MLPs. MLPs had another great year in 2011, especially during Q4. The sector returned 14% for the year vs 2% for the SP500. I’ll spare everyone the suspense buildup of the next 600 words or so and say that I think that the sector is slightly overvalued on a short term basis but many individual MLP names are offering good value. On a longer term view the sector is still very compelling. As I write this on Jan 13, 2012 there … Continue reading

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MLP valuation at August end

It’s been since May that I updated my table on MLP valuation. With the recent volatility in the market and the month of August coming to an end it is a good time to take a look at MLP valuation. Lets jump right in. As I’ve done before, I updated my top 5 MLP table which also includes the MLP index, AMZ. I like to use both relative and absolute value metrics for any investments and I think the two best are dividend yield and the spread to the 10yr treasury note. Here is the updated table. MLPs, the AMZ, … Continue reading

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Not all MLPs are created equal

Its pretty common investment wisdom that a bull market hides a lot of mistakes. Companies of all types, quality, and sizes go up together. Fortunately, this doesn’t last forever. Tough markets tend to separate the wheat from the chaff and expose any weaknesses in business models, cost of capital, etc… I’ve noticed this taking place in the MLP space recently. The table below shows a list of the MLPs that I track and how much they have come off their 52 week highs. Some difference. The strongest performance has been put in by EPD which is down only 4.46% from … Continue reading

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KMP reports Q2 2011 results

Earnings season for the MLP sector officially got underway last night with Kinder Morgan reporting Q2 2011 results. The highlight of the release was a distribution increase to $1.15 per unit or $4.60 annualized. KMP currently yields 6.3% on this dividend. From the release: HOUSTON, July 20, 2011 – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today increased its quarterly cash distribution per common unit to $1.15 ($4.60 annualized) payable on Aug. 12, 2011, to unitholders of record as of Aug. 1, 2011. The distribution represents a 6 percent increase over the second quarter 2010 cash distribution per unit of $1.09 … Continue reading

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Update on MLP valuation

Well, the MLP correction I discussed earlier seems to have run its course for now. I thought this would be a good time to see what this correction has done for MLP valuations relative to history. I last did this back at the end of Q1 2011 and was planning to hold off until the end of this quarter but I thought readers would be interested in a more timely update considering the recent drop in MLP prices. First, a few words on the correction. The MLP index, AMZ, hit bottom on May 17th at 351.19 representing a correction of … Continue reading

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KMP delivers strong Q1 – yet again

Kinder Morgan (KMP, KMR, KMI) reported Q1 2011 results last night after market close. Here is the summary from the press release. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Distribution to $1.14 Per Unit Distribution 7% Higher Than First Quarter 2010 HOUSTON, Apr 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today increased its quarterly cash distribution per common unit to $1.14 ($4.56 annualized) payable on May 13, 2011, to unitholders of record as of April 29, 2011. The distribution represents a 7 percent increase over the first quarter 2010 cash distribution per unit of $1.07 ($4.28 … Continue reading

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Kinder Morgan GP (KMI) is worth a look

On Feb 11, 2011 the general partner of KMP went public under the symbol KMI. The GP was taken private by a consortium of private equity firms a few years ago and now is back as a public entity. I’ve posted on KMP several times in the past (latest post here) and it is one of my favorite MLPs. Its asset foot print is very large and diversified and it has an impressive track record of meeting commitments to shareholders and delivering strong returns, 26% CAGR since going public in 1996. With the recent IPO I was interested to see … Continue reading

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KMP reports Q4 results – raises distribution 8%

Kinder Morgan (KMP) reported Q4 2010 results after market close yesterday. Results were in line with market expectations. Here is the summary from the press release: Distribution 8% Higher Than 4Q 2009 2010 Distributable Cash Flow Up 14% Over 2009 HOUSTON, Jan 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today increased its quarterly cash distribution per common unit to $1.13 ($4.52 annualized) payable on Feb. 14, 2011, to unitholders of record as of Jan. 31, 2011. The distribution represents an 8 percent increase over the fourth quarter 2009 cash distribution per unit of $1.05 ($4.20 … Continue reading

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