Compagnie Financière Richemont's (VTX:CFR) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 08, 2021
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The board of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA (VTX:CFR) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 23rd of September to CHF2.00. This takes the dividend yield from 1.9% to 1.9%, which shareholders will be pleased with.

Check out our latest analysis for Compagnie Financière Richemont

Compagnie Financière Richemont's Dividend Is Well Covered By Earnings

Impressive dividend yields are good, but this doesn't matter much if the payments can't be sustained. The last payment made up 79% of earnings, but cash flows were much higher. This leaves plenty of cash for reinvestment into the business.

Over the next year, EPS is forecast to expand by 59.9%. Assuming the dividend continues along the course it has been charting recently, our estimates show the payout ratio being 53% which brings it into quite a comfortable range.

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SWX:CFR Historic Dividend September 9th 2021

Dividend Volatility

While the company has been paying a dividend for a long time, it has cut the dividend at least once in the last 10 years. Since 2011, the dividend has gone from €0.45 to €1.82. This implies that the company grew its distributions at a yearly rate of about 15% over that duration. It is great to see strong growth in the dividend payments, but cuts are concerning as it may indicate the payout policy is too ambitious.

Dividend Growth May Be Hard To Come By

Growing earnings per share could be a mitigating factor when considering the past fluctuations in the dividend. Compagnie Financière Richemont has seen earnings per share falling at 5.1% per year over the last five years. Declining earnings will inevitably lead to the company paying a lower dividend in line with lower profits. However, the next year is actually looking up, with earnings set to rise. We would just wait until it becomes a pattern before getting too excited.

In Summary

In summary, while it's always good to see the dividend being raised, we don't think Compagnie Financière Richemont's payments are rock solid. In the past, the payments have been unstable, but over the short term the dividend could be reliable, with the company generating enough cash to cover it. We don't think Compagnie Financière Richemont is a great stock to add to your portfolio if income is your focus.

Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. Still, investors need to consider a host of other factors, apart from dividend payments, when analysing a company. For instance, we've picked out 2 warning signs for Compagnie Financière Richemont that investors should take into consideration. We have also put together a list of global stocks with a solid dividend.

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