MPT's POWER PORTFOLIO INCLUDES:
-Gas Cogeneration – Cardinal, a 156 MW gas cogeneration plant, is located in Cardinal, Ontario.
-Wind – MPT owns the 99 MW Erie Shores Wind Farm in Port Burwell, Ontario, which currently represents about 6% of Canada's installed wind capacity.
-Hydro – MPT owns four hydroelectric facilities, located in Dryden and Marathon, Ontario, and Sechelt and Dease Lake, British Columbia, totalling 36 MW.
-Biomass – MPT owns a 28 MW biomass facility in Whitecourt, Alberta, and holds investments in a 31 MW facility located in Chapais, Quebec.
MPT's SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDES:
An indirect 45% investment in Leisureworld, which is currently the fourth largest provider of long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario.
-I have listened to the last conference call and management seemed to be very conservative and selective in any growth opportunities that they’ll investigate in the future.
-They have provided 2008 payout ratio guidance in the range of 95%-100%
-Trading at approximately book value
-Involved in recession resistant, government regulated industries.
-S&P stability rating of SR-2 which is the second highest rating and described by S&P as “An entity rated ‘SR-2’ has a VERY HIGH level of distributable cash flow generation stability.”
-Estimated 2008 PE - 21X
-Estimated 2009 PE – 17X
-Although this trust is fairly small ($420 million market cap) their income streams are diversified with 23% of distributable cash from their investment in Leisure World with the remainder coming from their power generation facilities.
-One note of caution is they do pay relatively high fees to their Australian based parent company “The Macquarie Group”
-TDWaterhouse rates them a very strong buy with a $10.00 one year target price (recently reduced from $10.50).
[I do not own units of MPT.UN. As always please do your own research and consult your own financial advisor before making any decisions.]