You might want to read an interesting article published overnight on Seeking alpha under the title "Update: Iron Mountain Inc. REIT Dividend, Special Dividend, And Catch-Up Dividend". The author makes a good (I think) point on why the initial REIT dividend is at the annual rate of $1.90 instead of your expected $2+ rate.
I think the author MAY be right, but, of course only time will tell. I'm long IRM & happy with things so far. I'm looking forward to the coming dividend(s) mentioned in the article and for my part will elect to take ALL stock in the special dividend.
"We think the dividend will be cut and initiate with a SELL and NKr 170 price target."
You & these two M*O*R*O*N*S couldn't find your A*S*S*E*S with both your hands.
Besides being an oxymoron, what does "think" have to do with the future when it ACTUALLY becomes the present? I THINK SDRL holds the dividend just as they promise & I further THINK SDRL is over $40 in Jan. 2015.
As Richard Kinder CEO of KMI said when the Bozos at Hedgeye & Barron's thrashed his companies, "I'll buy & you sell & we'll see who is right." It sure wasn't Barron's/Hedgeye!
"Might be my exit point."
To each his/her own. I'm in IRM for the long haul---my lifetime, barring unusual circumstances--w/ I expect a good yield as a REIT that will increase 4-5% per year. At my expected total cost of $30-32---when I complete my position--my yield on cost will be 6%++ at the expected REIT dividend of $2-$2.16 per year.
listen_jockers is apparently another wack job that didn't bother to even TRY to understand SDRL's business & balance sheet before treating us to his/her diarrhea postings.
See this all the time on MLP/REIT/BDC boards where distributions often FAR EXCEED the GAAP earnings. I've lost count of the times some Bozo has told me I'm doomed to lose my entire KMP investment because their GAAAP earnings do not. have never, and probably never will cover the distribution---until they become a "C" corp in the pending KMI reorganization.
"2, BP just proved that an oil rig carries huge liability in the damage it can do if something goes wrong. risk"
As far as #2 goes, the comparison with BP is NOT the correct one. The comparison should be with Transocean (RIG) and their monetary liability are FAR lower than BP. In addition the rig in question was NOT "state of the art", in fact it was having problems all along. Finally, human problems & miscalculations are unavoidable that's one of the reasons the rental on these rigs is $400-$600 THOUSAND dollars PER DAY.
I'm not saying that SDRL can't have a disaster, just that the comparison with BP's liability is not appropriate.
Fredericksen owns GMLP through his ownership of Golar LNG (GLNG). GLNG/GMLP has the same relationship as SDRL/SDLP. I own GMLP, SDRL, and as of today SDRL. I also won Ship Finance SFL another of Fredericksen's companies where the dividends are also sweet. My cost at SFL is $14,64 and although they had to cut the dividend during the collapse they have been raising it back up the last few year. Fredericksen's companies are USUALLY---FRO is the exception---great dividend payers since he owns boatloads of shares in each so his interests and ours are aligned, unlike some of the #$%$ managements, think DRYS, out there.
Just my view, & I'm stick with it!
Unfortunately MSN is NOT going to make up your losses if they turn out to be wrong in their assessment of SDRL.
As a newly minted long as of today, just saying'.
Just got in @ $34.40. Hope my poor track record doesn't jinx the rest of you longs, Oh well, just have to wait & see. I'm a long term holder---until I die---so short moves don't bother me; unless they are Chapter 11 & result in a $0 price. I own other Fredericksen entities, SDLP & GMLP, so I don't really expect a Chapter 11.
Good luck to all.
Cajunladys family tree must have a plethora of brother/sister marriages. Probably not out to a 2nd cousin in many generations.
But I own 35+ MLPs and I can tell you that it is VERY RARE for a secondary to be announced followed by a price RISE. IF you could sell at $80+ and buy back at $76 with CERTAINTY, the big guys would be doing so so I guess it is VERY unlikely.
It's your money, if you want to take the chance, go ahead. I prefer to hold on to my position and not create a tax event and then to add insult to injury NOT be able to re-establish my BPL position.
If I were going to buy IRM new, I would buy 1/2 position under $35, if it reaches that price before the exact special dividend terms are announced. I would then buy the other half after x-divdend date caused the $3-$4 dollar drop IF that drop resulted in a price of $32 or less.
I have my IRM shares @ a cost of $27 & $34.50. I will be getting more as a result of the special dividend. IF the result of the special dividend x-date is under $32 I will complete my position, if not I'll wait & see what transpires with the dividend rate & if, as I expect, there are future increases in that rate.
That's my strategy as least. Take it for what I'm charging you for it :).
Zack's as usual is wrong. The $1.3 to $1.4 billion dollar figure INCLUDES a $700 million special dividend already paid in 2012 as part of the pending REIT conversion. IRM will give a special dividend of $600 to $700 million dollars later this year to complete the REIT conversion process begun in 2012. This is expected to be 80% stock & 20% cash, with the cash a help for shareholders to pay the tax on this dividend which WILL be taxable.
So the special dividend will be $3 to $4 a share. It WILL be taxable & it WILL reduce the price of IRM on the x-date by whatever amount it turns out to be. For more information, see Seeking Alpha articles, "Significant Dividend Income Opportunity Remains In Iron Mountain After IRS REIT Conversion Approval" & "Update: Iron Mountain Inc. Form 8-K Filing."
About 8 AM: "Pre market up! 9.68"
12.58 PM BBRY DOWN $.18 for a LOSS of 1.85%
Again proof positive, if proof is any longer necessary, that Rimmbeciles NEVER learn.
"The tax implications of selling mean that long term holders would take a massive hit so the unit price was/is meaningless.... younger investors will learn this lesson as they become addicted to the revenue stream and it will be that revenue to partners that they will want to see grow at a fast pace along with the units "
Only a moron like you would be talking about selling ANY high quality MLP---and EPD is of the highest quality!
You're always belly aching about the "low" distribution growth, why don't you sell out and leave the rest of us who have a grasp of the greatness of an EPD investment, in peace?
"Maybe you make more money trading in and out for a few cents, but I am looking at Blackberry for Apple like returns over a longer horizon."
You won't live long enough for BBRY to produce, "AAPL like Returns." Nobody will, 'cause at BEST BBRY is sold/broken up for parts in the $12-18 range.
King Freddy I of Rimmbecillia don't grasp the lack of profit in sub $100 phones.
Of course, like all MENSA Rimmbeciles, he don't need no stink in' profit.