Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Valiant Holding AG (VTX:VATN): The dividend payment of CHF4.40 per share will be distributed to shareholders on 22 May 2019, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 20 May 2019. Should you diversify into Valiant Holding and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, I'm going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail.
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5 questions to ask before buying a dividend stock
If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:
Does Valiant Holding pass our checks?
Valiant Holding has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 58%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a higher payout ratio of 73% which, assuming the share price stays the same, leads to a dividend yield of around 5.0%. In addition to this, EPS should increase to CHF7.69. The higher payout forecasted, along with higher earnings, should lead to greater dividend income for investors moving forward.
If you want to dive deeper into the sustainability of a certain payout ratio, you may wish to consider the cash flow of the business. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.
If there's one type of stock you want to be reliable, it's dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Unfortunately, it is really too early to view Valiant Holding as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 9 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.
Compared to its peers, Valiant Holding has a yield of 4.1%, which is high for Banks stocks.
Taking into account the dividend metrics, Valiant Holding ticks most of the boxes as a strong dividend investment, putting it in my list of top dividend payers. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. There are three fundamental aspects you should further research:
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