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Is Genesis Energy LP. (NYSE:GEL) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?

Julian Fleming

A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. In the past 10 years Genesis Energy LP. (NYSE:GEL) has returned an average of 7.00% per year to investors in the form of dividend payouts. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Genesis Energy in more detail. Check out our latest analysis for Genesis Energy

5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
NYSE:GEL Historical Dividend Yield Apr 26th 18

How does Genesis Energy fare?

The company currently pays out more than double of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing trailing twelve-month data, which suggests that the dividend is not well-covered by earnings by any means. In the near future, analysts are predicting a more sensible payout ratio of 93.32%, leading to a dividend yield of around 10.83%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to $1.1, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment. If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Although GEL’s per share payments have increased in the past 10 years, it has not been a completely smooth ride. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again. Relative to peers, Genesis Energy generates a yield of 11.30%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

If you are building an income portfolio, then Genesis Energy is a complicated choice since it has some positive aspects as well as negative ones. However, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still offer some interesting investment opportunities. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. There are three pertinent factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for GEL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for GEL’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has GEL’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.