Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR): Dividend Is Coming In 2 Days, Should You Buy?

On the 29 June 2018, Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of $0.29 per share. However, investors must have bought the company’s stock before 14 June 2018 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 2 days left! Is this future income a persuasive enough catalyst for investors to think about Sabine Royalty Trust as an investment today? Below, 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 Sabine Royalty Trust

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

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 its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?

NYSE:SBR Historical Dividend Yield June 11th 18
NYSE:SBR Historical Dividend Yield June 11th 18

How does Sabine Royalty Trust fare?

The company currently pays out 102.79% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning the dividend is not sufficiently covered by its earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward. If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. SBR investors will be well aware there has not been any increase in the dividend payments over the last 10 years, although the payments have at least been steady. Though this may not be a serious red flag, strong dividend stocks should always strive to increase its payout over time. Relative to peers, Sabine Royalty Trust has a yield of 7.44%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

If Sabine Royalty Trust is in your portfolio for cash-generating reasons, there may be better alternatives out there. 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. I’ve put together three fundamental aspects you should further research:

  1. Valuation: What is SBR worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether SBR is currently mispriced by the market.
  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Sabine Royalty Trust’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
  3. Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.