BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Investors seeking fat dividends should consider the following stocks. Two are master-limited partnerships, or MLPs, and one is an oil royalty trust. They have unique legal structures and tax implications, but offer outsized payouts.
3. Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP) transports oil and gas in the Gulf Coast region.
Quarter: Fourth-quarter profit fell 88% to $2 million, or 15 cents a unit. Full-year revenue halved to $662 million. The net margin declined to 3.2%. Martin Midstream holds $6 million of cash and $305 million of debt. During the past three years, the partnership has grown net income 15% annually, on average.
Performance: Martin Midstream Partners returned 141% in the past year, beating U.S. indices. It sells for a price-to-book ratio of 2.1 and a price-to-sales ratio of 0.7, discounts to peer-group averages. Of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, one recommends purchasing units and the remainder advise holding them. They offer a 9.4% distribution yield.
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