San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT): Dividend Is Coming In 3 Days, Should You Buy?

On the 14 March 2018, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of $0.04 per share. However, investors must have bought the company’s stock before 27 February 2018 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 3 days left! What does this mean for current shareholders and potential investors? Below, I will explain how holding San Juan Basin Royalty Trust can impact your portfolio income stream, by analysing the stock’s most recent financial data and dividend attributes. View our latest analysis for San Juan Basin Royalty Trust

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

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

  • 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:SJT Historical Dividend Yield Feb 23rd 18
NYSE:SJT Historical Dividend Yield Feb 23rd 18

How well does San Juan Basin Royalty Trust fit our criteria?

The company currently pays out 100.00% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, 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’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Dividend payments from San Juan Basin Royalty Trust have been volatile in the past 10 years, with some years experiencing significant drops of over 25%. These characteristics do not bode well for income investors seeking reliable stream of dividends. In terms of its peers, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust generates a yield of 4.88%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in San Juan Basin Royalty Trust for the dividend. On the other hand, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still be offering some interesting investment opportunities. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should further examine: