technotrans (ETR:TTR1) Is Increasing Its Dividend To €0.51

April 01, 2022
  •  Updated
May 09, 2022
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technotrans SE (ETR:TTR1) will increase its dividend on the 18th of May to €0.51. Based on the announced payment, the dividend yield for the company will be 2.2%, which is fairly typical for the industry.

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technotrans' Earnings Easily Cover the Distributions

While it is always good to see a solid dividend yield, we should also consider whether the payment is feasible. Based on the last payment, technotrans was quite comfortably earning enough to cover the dividend. This indicates that quite a large proportion of earnings is being invested back into the business.

The next year is set to see EPS grow by 19.1%. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 43% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.

XTRA:TTR1 Historic Dividend April 1st 2022

technotrans' Dividend Has Lacked Consistency

It's comforting to see that technotrans has been paying a dividend for a number of years now, however it has been cut at least once in that time. This suggests that the dividend might not be the most reliable. Since 2013, the first annual payment was €0.12, compared to the most recent full-year payment of €0.51. This means that it has been growing its distributions at 17% per annum over that time. technotrans has grown distributions at a rapid rate despite cutting the dividend at least once in the past. Companies that cut once often cut again, so we would be cautious about buying this stock solely for the dividend income.

technotrans May Find It Hard To Grow The Dividend

With a relatively unstable dividend, it's even more important to see if earnings per share is growing. Unfortunately, technotrans' earnings per share has been essentially flat over the past five years, which means the dividend may not be increased each year.

In Summary

Overall, this is probably not a great income stock, even though the dividend is being raised at the moment. The payments haven't been particularly stable and we don't see huge growth potential, but with the dividend well covered by cash flows it could prove to be reliable over the short term. We would be a touch cautious of relying on this stock primarily for the dividend income.

Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. At the same time, there are other factors our readers should be conscious of before pouring capital into a stock. For example, we've picked out 2 warning signs for technotrans that investors should know about before committing capital to this stock. If you are a dividend investor, you might also want to look at our curated list of high yield dividend stocks.

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