Brookfield Business Partners has +30 years of proven track record in investing and managing businesses on a global basis.
It aims for returns of 15-20%.
Buying the stock on big corrections can lead to even higher returns for you.
The risks lie in the strong reliance on management competency and the limited partnership having volatile earnings/cash flows from buying and selling businesses. This makes it very difficult to value the stock.
What Does BBU Do?
Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN)(NYSE:BBU) acquires high-quality businesses that are either market leaders or are businesses that it can improve on by applying its global investing and operational expertise.
Ultimately, BBU believes that the businesses that it acquires will generate strong cash flow — if not now, then in the future (after it improves the operations). When a business has maximized its value, BBU would sell it and redeploy the proceeds in better opportunities for higher returns.
Brookfield Renewable Partners LP (TSX:BEP.UN)(NYSE:BEP) just increased its cash distribution by 5.1% to an annualized payout of US$2.06 per unit. That implies a yield of 7% at US$29.29 per unit.
A Sustainable Dividend
In 2018, it increased its funds from operations (“FFO”) per unit by nearly 14%, resulting in a payout ratio of <91% for the year, which was a meaningful improvement from 2017’s payout ratio of 98%. The lower payout ratio makes a safer dividend.
Management aims for cash distribution growth of 5-9% per year in the stock. It’s conservative to assume a cash distribution growth rate of 5% because, since 2011, its distribution has compounded at a growth rate of 5.4%.
Generally, dividend-growth stocks are a conservative way to invest in the stock market. Typically, they’re mature companies that generate sufficient earnings or cash flows to pay a generous dividend and maintain and grow the business.
This Telecom offers a growing dividend
It’s been a long time since TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU), the third-largest Canadian telecom has hit my minimum yield target of 4.7%.
The dividend is safe, and the stock is reasonably valued — not a bargain and not excessively expensive. At ~CAD$46 per share, TELUS trades at a P/E of ~16, while it’s estimated to increase its earnings per share (“EPS”) by 6.5-7.1% per year over the next 3-5 years.
At current levels, TELUS can deliver 8-11% per year on average over 3-5 years.