Enbridge transports and distribute energy in North America through its vast network of pipelines. It's one of the largest Canadian energy distributor publicly traded (since many of the large ones are crown corporations). If it generates energy, Enbridge is usually involved. They operate in the current fields:
- Gas distribution with 1.9 million customers
- Oil & Gas transport through its pipelines
- Storage of oil & gas
- Renewable energy
- Alternative energy
- Stock Ticker: ENB on both NYSE & TSX
- Market Cap.: 22.04B$
- P/E: 22.31
- EPS: $2.57
- 5 Year EPS Growth Average: 16.37%
- Dividend Yield: 3.41%
- 5 Year Dividend Growth Average: 13.88%
- ROE: 13.14%
- 52-Week Low: $46.03
- 52-Week High: $59.03
- 52-Week Range: 87.46%
Dividend GrowthHow do you like this chart? 13 increases in the past 13 years and an annual average dividend growth of 11% for those 13 years. Unfortunately, it was flat for 10 years prior to that and a little inconsistent with its growth before that. It has, however, paid dividends for 58 years with no drop in dividends. It highlights their commitment to pay dividends.
Dividend Payout RatioEnbridge targets a 60%-70% payout ratio. In the past 10 years, it has done quite well to keep their payout in line with their targets.
EPS GrowthThe EPS growth is actually nice. Even though it suffered a drop this past year, you can still see a linear growth. ENB has a P/E of 22 which is a little above the sector average of 20 but not too far from the pack.
ThoughtsEnbridge is a Canadian Dividend Aristocrats and investor friendly with its healthy dividends. Its business model is recession proof but not incident proof unfortunately. There is always a risk that an incident can cost them money and that translates in a step back for investors. The stability of the business and the healthy dividends make Enbridge a solid 'boring' investment.
Readers: Do you feel Enbridge has a place in your portfolio?
Full Disclosure: At the time of writing I am long ENB.
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