BPL has become a leading transporter of refined petroleum products in the U.S. The acquisitions have enhanced its strong position in the Northeast and Midwest, and the steady cash flow from fee-based businesses should help fund additional accretive transactions.
In February 2011, the partnership closed on its $1.7 billion BORCO acquisition, which will expands its terminalling and storage business and international footprint. Also, BPL's merger with its general partner improving its liquidity position, simplifying its organizational structure, and lowering its cost of capital.
A 12-month target price of $73 is based on a target yield of 5.5% on our 12-month forward distribution estimate of $3.995, in line with limited partner peers.
Your target distribution yield of 5.5% is realistic but very low. Remember we have to pay taxes on bogus income yearly, an income which we will not recieve at all. This bogus income is our partner share shown in K-1 form line# 1 thru 20. If you deduct the amount of taxes paid to the IRS, the net distribution yield maybe about 4.5%. Meanwhile, the company is saving 35% on taxes.
As an investor, I am hoping for a better capital return. This is the only reason why I am holding my Investment on this partnership.