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Investing Topics: Quarterly Earnings

Kinder’s Dividend Decision Is Prudence, Not Weakness

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 23, 2020

In 2017, financially recovering Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) promised investors three dividend increases. This week, for the third increase 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. In Kinder's case, here's why it's not.

CenturyLink Sales Shrink with Small Telecoms’ Survival Odds

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 19, 2020

Cable companies still enjoy success in the B2B market. But these results raise a critical question for the rest of US communications: Who are they taking commercial customers from?

There’s Still Time to Buy Telecom’s Big Three

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2019

The key takeaway from third-quarter results: The Big Three of US communications are still building wealth and selling cheaply.

What Kinder’s Earnings Mean for Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 22, 2019

Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) has kicked off earnings reporting season for the US energy midstream sector. The most noteworthy takeaway: No real surprises.

Big Telecoms Stay on Track in Q1

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 25, 2019

First quarter results are in for US Telecom’s Big Two. The most important takeaway by far: Both companies remain on track with financial results, long-term strategy and building long-term shareholder value.

Kinder’s Results: Buy Signal for US Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 28, 2019
With an industry-leading 84,000 miles of energy pipelines, 157 terminals and related assets, Kinder Morgan Inc's (NYSE: KMI) results aren’t just a progress report, but reliable portents for the rest of the business as well.

More Fires in California, Amerigas Still Solid

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2018
This year's autumn rains are late arriving in bone-dry California, resulting in another season of devastating fires. Smoke from the massive “Camp Fire” in northern California currently shrouds San Francisco and the ongoing Edison Electric Institute's annual Financial Conference in the city’s downtown area. Executives from PG&E (NYSE: PCG), the utility serving the affected region, withdrew from the conference to deal with the crisis.

Kinder’s Message: Midstream is Healthy Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 19, 2018
Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) is gathering strength and holds favorable portents for the rest of the sector, but remains largely unappreciated by investors.

Q2 Results All In: Here’s News to Use

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 14, 2018
All Conrad’s Utility Investor Portfolio companies have now reported calendar second quarter results and updated their guidance, and all but TerraForm Power (NSDQ: TERP) are highlighted in the August issue Utility Report Card.  

Q2 Early Reporters: Key Takeaways So Far

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 28, 2018
More than 20 Conrad’s Utility Investor coverage universe companies have reported second quarter earnings, along with updated guidance. My comments along with updated advice, payout ratios and Quality Grades are highlighted in the Utility Report Card.

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