"Silly logic. ARLP doesn't have cash flow to double the distributions."
As I stated,I may be wrong about ARLP.However,look at the cash flow per share.
ARLP Per Share Revenue 43.86 Income From Continuning Operations 8.74 EBIT 13.58 EBITDA 13.58 Net Income 8.74 Cash Flow 14.18 Free Cash Flow 14.18 Cash 9.25 Long Term Debt 19.23 Book Value 12.42 Enterprise Value 91.69
It may or may not split. I don't really care. If it does split, the per unit distribution would be halved (not counting any distribution increase we would get anyway if it didn't split). The whole split thing means nothing. Don't know why you are so obsessed over it.