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Investing Topics: Earnings Analysis

Kinder’s Dividend Decision: Prudence, Not Weakness

Back in 2017, financially recovering Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) promised investors three dividend increases. But this week, it offered up a 5 percent lift for 2020, just 20 percent of what was promised. Under normal conditions, I’d view a shortfall like this as a potential warning of underlying business weakness – here’s why in this case, it’s not.

Focus List (Mostly) Outperforms and Portfolio Updates

The improved outlook for oil prices and the rotation into energy stocks has lifted most boats in the sector, though we’re pleased that nine of the 13 names on our Focus List have outperformed the S&P 500 Energy Index over an equivalent holding period. We review our Focus List and discuss earnings and other pertinent developments affecting our Portfolio holdings.

Key Takeaways from Schlumberger’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Call

In these uncertain times, Schlumberger’s quarterly conference calls are must-attend events; here are our key takeaways from the last week’s call, our updated thoughts on the oil-field services company as an investment and read-throughs for other energy companies.

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    • Elliott H. Gue

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

    • Roger S. Conrad

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor