MyState Limited (ASX:MYS) Should Be In Your Dividend Portfolio, Here’s Why

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Over the past 10 years MyState Limited (ASX:MYS) has grown its dividend payouts from A$0.10 to A$0.29. With a market cap of AU$421m, MyState pays out 86% of its earnings, leading to a 6.2% yield. Let me elaborate on you why the stock stands out for income investors like myself.

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What Is A Dividend Rock Star?

It is a stock that pays a reliable and steady dividend over the past decade, at a rate that is competitive relative to the other dividend-paying companies on the market. More specifically:

  • It is paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers
  • It has paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past
  • Its has increased its dividend per share amount over the past
  • It can afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings
  • It is able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future

High Yield And Dependable

MyState currently yields 6.2%, which is high for Mortgage stocks. But the real reason MyState stands out is because it has a proven track record of continuously paying out this level of dividends, from earnings, to shareholders and can be expected to continue paying in the future. This is a highly desirable trait for a stock holding if you’re investor who wants a robust cash inflow from your portfolio over a long period of time.

ASX:MYS Historical Dividend Yield, July 18th 2019
ASX:MYS Historical Dividend Yield, July 18th 2019

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. In the case of MYS it has increased its DPS from A$0.10 to A$0.29 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

MyState has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 86%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a payout ratio of 88% which, assuming the share price stays the same, leads to a dividend yield of 6.6%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to A$0.34.

When assessing the forecast sustainability of a dividend it is also worth considering the cash flow of the business. Cash flow is important because companies with strong cash flow can usually sustain higher payout ratios.

Next Steps:

There aren’t many other stocks out there with the same track record as MyState, so I would certainly recommend further examining the stock if its dividend characteristics appeal to you. However, given this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. There are three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for MYS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for MYS’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is MYS worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether MYS is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there strong dividend payers with better fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

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