In this part, we’ll discuss Cheniere Energy’s (LNG) total returns. In the past 12 months, Cheniere Energy returned 49%. The company outperformed its peers and even broader markets. Cheniere Energy’s subsidiary, Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) returned 46% in the past year. We have considered stock appreciation and dividend payments in a particular period to calculate the total returns. The MLP and Energy Infrastructure ETF (MLPX) returned 3% in the past year.
As we discussed earlier, Cheniere Energy stock witnessed a solid surge in the past year. Improving demand for liquified natural gas globally and Cheniere Energy’s key projects coming into service drove its revenues and earnings growth in the last several quarters, which influenced its stock performance. Cheniere Energy didn’t pay a dividend during this period.
Cheniere Energy Partners stock rallied almost 40% in the past year. Cheniere Energy offers a distribution yield of 5.9%. The company is expected to pay an annualized distribution of $2.24 per unit—an increase of ~31% compared to last year’s distribution.
Broader markets’ total returns were 18% in the past year.
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