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Read This Before Buying Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEMKT:CQH) For Its Upcoming $0.51 Dividend

Isabel Galloway

Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (AMEX:CQH): The dividend payment of $0.51 per share will be distributed into shareholder on 01 March 2018, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 15 February 2018. Should you diversify into Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail. See our latest analysis for Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings

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 their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Is is able 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?
AMEX:CQH Historical Dividend Yield Feb 11th 18

Does Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings pass our checks?

CQH currently pays out twice what it is earning, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning that the dividend is predominantly funded by retained earnings. Going forward, analysts expect CQH’s payout to fall to 123.01% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of 8.07%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to $1.57, 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. The reality is that it is too early to consider Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 4 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record. In terms of its peers, Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings produces a yield of 3.54%, which is on the low-side for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings for the dividend. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. There are three relevant aspects you should further research:

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.