Should You Buy Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft (MUN:KUL) For Its Dividend?

A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft (MUN:KUL) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 1.6%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft should have a place in your portfolio.

Check out our latest analysis for Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft

5 questions to ask before buying a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
MUN:KUL Historical Dividend Yield, March 5th 2019
MUN:KUL Historical Dividend Yield, March 5th 2019

Does Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft pass our checks?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 35%, 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.

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.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. The reality is that it is too early to consider Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 5 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

In terms of its peers, Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft generates a yield of 1.6%, which is on the low-side for Beverage stocks.

Next Steps:

After digging a little deeper into Kulmbacher Brauerei Aktien-Gesellschaft’s yield, it’s easy to see why you should be cautious investing in the company just for the dividend. 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 urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. Below, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for KUL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for KUL’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is KUL 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 KUL is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

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