Analyzing The Safety Of A REIT Dividend
In a previous post we reviewed how one could analyze the safety of a dividend by using available metrics and data found online. The point of this analysis is to assign a rating as well as point out a company's current strengths and weaknesses related to its ability to pay a dividend. Although this proves to be a good tool for assessing a normal stock's dividend safety, the metrics we look at need to be tweaked when reviewing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
REIT Dividend Safety Analysis
REITs are well known dividend paying stocks and are normally at the core of a dividend income investor's portfolio. But because REITs enjoy special tax treatment that leads to higher dividend payouts and less cash on hand, our analysis needs to focus on different metrics. Below are the measures we will look at and the point values assigned to each. READ MORE