American Assets Trust, Inc. : AAT-US: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 14, 2016

Our analysis is based on comparing American Assets Trust, Inc. with the following peers – Vornado Realty Trust, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, VEREIT, Inc. Class A, EPR Properties, ACRE Realty Investors, Inc., HMG/Courtland Properties, Inc., Boston Properties, Inc. and Federal Realty Investment Trust (VNO-US, WRE-US, VER-US, EPR-US, AIII-US, HMG-US, BXP-US and FRT-US).

American Assets Trust, Inc.’s dividend yield is 2.44 percent and its dividend payout is 119.82 percent. This compares to a peer average dividend yield of 3.49 percent and a payout level of 86.49 percent. This combination of a relatively lower dividend yield and a higher payout ratio suggest that the dividend payout might not be sustainable. Supporting this is the company’s average dividend quality score of 42 out of a possible score of 100, which points to some weakness in being able to sustain the higher payout ratio.

Dividend Yield
Dividend Quality Score

Dividend Quality Overview

  • Over the last twelve months (prior to June 30, 2016), AAT-US paid a medium quality dividend, which represents a yield of 2.40% at the current price.
  • Dividend quality trend has not been consistent over the last five years. Dividends were paid during each of these years — of these 3 were medium quality and 2 were low quality.
  • The ending cash balance, with a dividend coverage of 1.00x, provides a moderate cushion in case of a significant reduction of cash flows in the future.
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Dividend Coverage

Over the last twelve months (prior to June 30, 2016), AAT-US paid a medium quality dividend.

The source of the company’s cash to support the dividend paid over the last twelve months is operating cash flow (coverage of 2.15x), investing cash flow (coverage of -1.23x), issuance cash flow (coverage of 0.22x) and twelve-month prior cash (coverage of 0.87x), for a total dividend coverage of 2.00x.

Dividend Coverage by Cash Flow (TTM)

These coverage ratio factors imply that the firm’s net cash inflow from issuance was required (in addition to operating and investment cash) to pay the dividend, which suggests a medium dividend quality.

Dividend History

Item 2011-12-31 2012-12-31 2013-12-31 2014-12-31 2015-12-31 Latest
Dividend Yield (%) 0.75 4.37 3.89 3.12 3.41 2.44
Dividend Payout (%) 8000 333.86 221.64 173.87 110.17 119.82

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Company Profile

American Assets Trust, Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust. Its portfolio is comprised of retail shopping centers; office properties; a mixed-use property and a retail shopping center; and multifamily properties. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Office, Multifamily and Mixed-Use. The Retail segment includes rental of retail space. The Office segment includes rental of office space. The Multifamily segment includes rental of apartments. The Mixed-Use segment includes rental of retail space and other tenant services. American Assets Trust was founded on July 16, 2010 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA

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