Should Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen AG (ETR:DGR) Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen AG (ETR:DGR) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 4.6%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen should have a place in your portfolio.

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How I analyze a dividend stock

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
XTRA:DGR Historical Dividend Yield January 22nd 19
XTRA:DGR Historical Dividend Yield January 22nd 19

How well does Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen fit our criteria?

Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 80%, 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 thinking about whether a dividend is sustainable, another factor to consider is the cash flow. A company with strong cash flow, relative to earnings, can sometimes sustain a high pay out ratio.

Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.

In terms of its peers, Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen produces a yield of 4.6%, which is high for Real Estate stocks.

Next Steps:

Keeping in mind the dividend characteristics above, Deutsche Grundstücksauktionen is definitely worth considering for investors looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. 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 relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DGR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DGR’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has DGR’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. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.