Is Tanger’s Dividend Safe?

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers' (SKT) dividend yield has soared from 4% in early 2017 to 7% today. Despite the REIT's track record of increasing its dividend each year since becoming a public company in May 1993, some income investors are worried about the payout's safety. Let's take a closer look at Tanger's recent struggles and assess how safe the retail REIT's dividend appears to be going forward.

March 22nd, 2019|

BT’s Dividend Safety in Light of New CEO, Turnaround Struggles

BT Group (BT), the largest provider of broadband and mobile services in Britain, sports a 6% dividend yield. Given the generally stable nature of many telecom stocks, BT may appear to be an attractive holding for a retirement portfolio. However, with the company's turnaround efforts struggling, a new CEO taking the helm, and a need to increase investments in its network, is BT's dividend safe? Let's take a closer look at the firm's unusually high dividend yield.

March 22nd, 2019|

Public Storage: Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1981

Public Storage (PSA) was founded in 1972 and is America’s largest self-storage REIT, owning over 2,400 storage rental properties in 38 states and seven European countries. The company also owns a 42% stake in PS Business Parks (PSB), which leases out commercial space to small and mid-size businesses, and 35% of Shurgard Europe, which owns Public Storage's European properties. Approximately 81% of the REIT's properties are in the U.S. and account for the majority of its cash flow. Here is Public Storage's breakdown of revenue and net operating income (NOI) for 2018:

March 22nd, 2019|

Crown Castle: A Quality Wireless Infrastructure REIT

Founded in 1994, Crown Castle International (CCI) began operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in 2014 for tax purposes and is the largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure in the country. Crown Castle owns and leases more than 40,000 towers and 65,000 miles of fiber supporting small cell networks across every major U.S. market. The company also has a small cell platform with 65,000 small cell nodes on air or under deployment.

March 22nd, 2019|
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