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REIT Dividends Are Like Snowballs: All You Need Is Wet Snow And A Long Hill

Published Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:37:36 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Last week fellow Seeking Alpha writer David Van Knapp and I were both quick to defend a ridiculous article that was meant to derail the all important dividends paid by real estate investment trusts (REITs). As any "semi-intelligent" investor knows, REITs distribute (by law) at least 90 percent of their taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends and that is what makes the 53 year-old asset sector so special. Accordingly, any company that qualifies as a REIT is permitted to deduct dividends paid to its shareholders from its corporate taxable income. But more often, most REITs remit at least 100 percent of their taxable income to their shareholders and therefore owe no corporate tax. In a previous Seeking Alpha article I explained the value proposition (for REITs): It's not hard to see why investors are attracted to the idea of high-dividend-paying stocks. On the surface,... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WHITESTONE REIT 14.01   66.6 21.04 1.14 8.14
CAMPUS CREST COMMUNITIES 8.64   0.0 -0.03 0.66 7.64
AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL PROPERTIES 13.29   0.0 -2.36 1.00 7.52
MONMOUTH REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 9.43   36.6 0.26 0.60 6.36
ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES TRUST 54.11   17.4 3.12 3.42 6.32
MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST 13.34   22.8 0.59 0.84 6.30
DIGITAL REALTY 53.47   25.9 2.06 3.32 6.21
WP CAREY & CO 60.04   70.5 85.16 3.58 5.96
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 34.38   23.6 1.46 1.96 5.70
INLAND REAL ESTATE 10.52   11.2 0.94 0.57 5.42
HCP 40.53   20.6 1.96 2.18 5.38
REALTY INCOME 41.89   61.1 68.56 2.19 5.23
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES 34.15   32.5 1.05 1.62 4.74
VENTAS 65.13   39.3 166.00 2.90 4.45
EDUCATION REALTY TRUST 10.10   254.9 0.04 0.44 4.36
WEINGARTEN REALTY INV 30.78   68.5 44.96 1.30 4.22
RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS 15.76   33.9 0.46 0.64 4.06
KIMCO REALTY 22.45   46.3 0.48 0.90 4.01
DUKE REALTY 17.26   420.0 0.04 0.68 3.94
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 35.54   31.5 113.00 0.96 2.70