Please add to the conversation if you have a good idea as to which of these is the best. Here's what I came up with:
FPG has the highest yield but I don�t see where the money is coming from to pay it. Their EPS on either a diluted or NON diluted basis don�t show $2/share so how is it payable at that rate? SPH shows enough EPS, even on a diluted basis, to cover their div. Both APU and ETP show enough (on a NON-diluted) basis to cover theirs too. FGP doesn't show enough on a diluted OR NON-diluted basis to cover the div.
I was debating investing in FGP but now I'm leaning towards SPH and APU. They both have lower P/E's and higher NET Margins than FGP. A little less yield but seemingly more easily paid.
ETP has the lowest P/B and Debt/Equity and that I found but also has the lowest yield. They also make 72K per employee which is a good efficiency rate.
If I wanted the one with the best looking statistics I'd take ETP but to get a little more yield both SPH and APU look good to me.
It is cash flow that counts, not earnings. Analysize the depr expense, ie how much? what is it on trucks or pipelines-huge difference, finally look at growth prospects ETP and other pipeline mlp's are growing like crazy see EPD PAA CPNO MMP etc
Sounds like good analysis. My question for any one that knows is why does Yahoo Finance show APU having a 184% payout ratio? Any one have some insight on why that number if APU has the income to cover the dividends?