A Home Run Global Infrastructure Company For A Long Term Investment
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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (NYSE:BIP)
Brookfield is a very attractive and diversified company to keep on your radar. Brookfield is a mid cap infrastructure company that owns, operates, and acquires utilities assets, transport assets, energy assets, social and industrial infrastructure assets, and timber assets around the world. The global footprint of the company operates 46% in North America, 31% in Australasia, 12% in Europe, and 11% in Latin America. The diversification of the company's operations consists of 43% in utilities, 41% in transport energy, and 16% in timber. The company has their hands in a wide range of diversified fields that are essential to keeping our global economy moving. For example, the company owns and maintains: 1.3 million acres of timberland in the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. and Canada, 5,100km of railroad track in Australasia, 20 port facilities in Europe, 15,500km of natural gas pipeline, 8,750km of transmission lines for electricity transmission, 800,000+ electricity and gas connections for energy distribution, coal handling facilities in Australasia, toll roads in Chile. But wait, there is more, the company participates in financing of social infrastructure assets such as hospitals, police stations, convention centers, courthouses, and also airports. For the years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 the company's stock returned almost 30% each year, in addition to a quarterly dividend that is paid with around a 5% yield. The company stock is currently trading just under $32 a share but has plenty of room to grow, and with a P/E of 11 the company is undervalued. This is certainly a company to keep on your radar for a long term growth investment and is an ideal fit for anyone's portfolio.
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