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

Attention dividend hunters! Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) will be distributing its dividend of $0.28 per share on the 30 April 2018, and will start trading ex-dividend in 2 days time on the 13 April 2018. Should you diversify into Sabine Royalty Trust 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. View our latest analysis for Sabine Royalty Trust

5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% 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?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?

NYSE:SBR Historical Dividend Yield Apr 10th 18
NYSE:SBR Historical Dividend Yield Apr 10th 18

Does Sabine Royalty Trust pass our checks?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for SBR is 99.43%, which means that the dividend is not well-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. Compared to its peers, Sabine Royalty Trust generates a yield of 5.49%, 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. 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 essential aspects you should look at: