USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) Announces $0.53 Quarterly Dividend
USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 21st, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be given a dividend of 0.525 per share by the oil and gas company on Friday, August 11th. This represents a $2.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.01%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 28th.
USA Compression Partners, has raised its dividend by an average of 18.9% per year over the last three years. USA Compression Partners, has a payout ratio of 913.0% indicating that the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. Equities analysts expect USA Compression Partners, to earn $0.54 per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $2.10 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 388.9%.
Shares of USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) traded down 0.17% during trading on Friday, reaching $17.45. 52,161 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $16.44 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.15. USA Compression Partners, has a 12 month low of $14.08 and a 12 month high of $19.78. The firm has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 215.43 and a beta of 1.16.
USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The oil and gas company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $64.30 million. USA Compression Partners, had a net margin of 2.24% and a return on equity of 1.76%. USA Compression Partners,’s revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.24 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that USA Compression Partners, will post $0.27 EPS for the current year.
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Several research firms have recently commented on USAC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of USA Compression Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of USA Compression Partners, in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of USA Compression Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th.
USA Compression Partners, Company Profile
USA Compression Partners, LP is an independent provider of compression services in the United States. The Company provides compression services to its customers primarily in connection with infrastructure applications, including both allowing for the processing and transportation of natural gas through the domestic pipeline system and managing crude oil production through artificial lift processes.
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