Investors often overlook SEC filings, and it is the job of the 10Q Detective to dig through businesses’ 8-K and 10-Q SEC filings, looking for financial statement ‘soft spots,'(depreciation policies, warranty reserves, and restructuring charges, etc.)that may materially impact Quality of Earnings.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dividend Payout Hang-Up Expected at Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications (FTR-$6.76) paid a total of $186.6 million in cash dividends in the second quarter, which amounted to an outflow of some 77% of free cash. Is the telecom carrier’s juicy 10.4% dividend yield sustainable, especially amid rising capital expenditures and falling earnings?