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Royalty Trust

A corporate structure for companies involved in oil, gas, mining, or similar industries. In a royalty trust, profits are not subject to corporate taxation, provided that at least 90% are distributed as dividends to shareholders. Royalty trusts prevent double taxation of dividends. Royalty trusts are generally publicly traded and their shares behave just like ordinary stocks. They exist in both Canada and the United States. T. Boone Pickens created the first royalty trust in 1979.

royalty trust

An ownership interest in certain assets, generally crude oil or gas production and real estate. Unlike the usual corporate organization, a trust arrangement permits income and tax benefits to flow through to the individual owners. Thus, some investors argue that a trust produces more value for the owners.
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It's a direct play for individual investors, but most exploration and production companies don't use royalty trusts because there's an uncertain cash flow.
Though royalty trusts trade on public exchanges, they have different rights and obligations and don't function like common stock, he said.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the oil and natural gas royalty trust is one of the largest royalty trusts in the US.
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Income from energy may be derived via royalty trusts and master limited partnerships (MLPs).
Unlike royalty trusts, MLPs operate a business, such as a pipeline, so they bear business risks, such as increased operating costs.
Royalty trusts provide investors with both potential cashflow and tax benefits.
Royalty trusts provide income-oriented taxpayers with opportunities to invest in natural resources, realize cash flows and participate in the tax benefits afforded this specialized industry.
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