Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) paid a distribution of $0.31 per unit in the third quarter, which shows an annualized distribution of $1.22 per unit for 2018—growth of 6% compared to last year.
Right now, Energy Transfer Equity is trading at a yield of ~7.0%. In the last five years, ETE has increased its distribution by 13% compounded annually.
The chart above compares ETE’s current distribution yield with its five-year average. Note that ETE is currently trading above its historical yield. The surge in its yields in early 2016 was the result of a steep fall in its price driven by weakness in crude oil prices.
You can compare ETE’s dividend yield with midstream C corporation Williams Companies’ yield in Market Realist’s series ETE versus WMB: Comparing Midstream Giants.