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Here's What We Like About Kelly Partners Group Holdings' (ASX:KPG) Upcoming Dividend
Some investors rely on dividends for growing their wealth, and if you're one of those dividend sleuths, you might be intrigued to know that Kelly Partners Group Holdings Limited (ASX:KPG) is about to go ex-dividend in just 4 days. The ex-dividend date occurs one day before the record date which is the day on which shareholders need to be on the company's books in order to receive a dividend. The ex-dividend date is important as the process of settlement involves two full business days. So if you miss that date, you would not show up on the company's books on the record date. Accordingly, Kelly Partners Group Holdings investors that purchase the stock on or after the 22nd of March will not receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 31st of March.
The company's next dividend payment will be AU$0.004 per share, on the back of last year when the company paid a total of AU$0.068 to shareholders. Based on the last year's worth of payments, Kelly Partners Group Holdings stock has a trailing yield of around 1.6% on the current share price of A$4.17. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether Kelly Partners Group Holdings's dividend is reliable and sustainable. That's why we should always check whether the dividend payments appear sustainable, and if the company is growing.
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If a company pays out more in dividends than it earned, then the dividend might become unsustainable - hardly an ideal situation. Kelly Partners Group Holdings paid out more than half (61%) of its earnings last year, which is a regular payout ratio for most companies. A useful secondary check can be to evaluate whether Kelly Partners Group Holdings generated enough free cash flow to afford its dividend. What's good is that dividends were well covered by free cash flow, with the company paying out 19% of its cash flow last year.
It's encouraging to see that the dividend is covered by both profit and cash flow. This generally suggests the dividend is sustainable, as long as earnings don't drop precipitously.
Click here to see how much of its profit Kelly Partners Group Holdings paid out over the last 12 months.
Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?
Businesses with strong growth prospects usually make the best dividend payers, because it's easier to grow dividends when earnings per share are improving. If earnings decline and the company is forced to cut its dividend, investors could watch the value of their investment go up in smoke. Fortunately for readers, Kelly Partners Group Holdings's earnings per share have been growing at 20% a year for the past five years. Kelly Partners Group Holdings has an average payout ratio which suggests a balance between growing earnings and rewarding shareholders. This is a reasonable combination that could hint at some further dividend increases in the future.
Another key way to measure a company's dividend prospects is by measuring its historical rate of dividend growth. In the past five years, Kelly Partners Group Holdings has increased its dividend at approximately 11% a year on average. Both per-share earnings and dividends have both been growing rapidly in recent times, which is great to see.
Is Kelly Partners Group Holdings an attractive dividend stock, or better left on the shelf? Kelly Partners Group Holdings's growing earnings per share and conservative payout ratios make for a decent combination. We also like that it paid out a lower percentage of its cash flow. Kelly Partners Group Holdings looks solid on this analysis overall, and we'd definitely consider investigating it more closely.
In light of that, while Kelly Partners Group Holdings has an appealing dividend, it's worth knowing the risks involved with this stock. Our analysis shows 3 warning signs for Kelly Partners Group Holdings and you should be aware of them before buying any shares.
Generally, we wouldn't recommend just buying the first dividend stock you see. Here's a curated list of interesting stocks that are strong dividend payers.
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Kelly Partners Group Holdings
Kelly Partners Group Holdings Limited provides chartered accounting and other professional services to private businesses and high net worth individuals in Australia.
Reasonable growth potential and slightly overvalued.