Is DLB-Anlageservice AG (BST:DLB) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Over the past 10 years, DLB-Anlageservice AG (BST:DLB) has returned an average of 5.00% per year to shareholders in terms of dividend yield. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at DLB-Anlageservice in more detail. View out our latest analysis for DLB-Anlageservice

5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?

BST:DLB Historical Dividend Yield June 29th 18
BST:DLB Historical Dividend Yield June 29th 18

How does DLB-Anlageservice fare?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 63.85%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward.

If dividend is a key criteria in your investment consideration, then you need to make sure the dividend stock you’re eyeing out is reliable in its payments. Dividend payments from DLB-Anlageservice have been volatile in the past 10 years, with some years experiencing significant drops of over 25%. These characteristics do not bode well for income investors seeking reliable stream of dividends.

Compared to its peers, DLB-Anlageservice produces a yield of 4.73%, which is high for Capital Markets stocks.

Next Steps:

Taking all the above into account, DLB-Anlageservice is a complicated pick for dividend investors given that there are a couple of positive things about it as well as negative. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. There are three fundamental aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DLB’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DLB’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has DLB’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.