Read This Before Buying Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft von 1877 (FRA:BLH) 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, Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft von 1877 (FRA:BLH) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 3.2%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft von 1877 should have a place in your portfolio.

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5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Is it paying an annual yield above 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?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
DB:BLH Historical Dividend Yield December 13th 18
DB:BLH Historical Dividend Yield December 13th 18

How well does Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft von 1877 fit our criteria?

Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft von 1877 has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 66%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently 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. Companies with strong cash flow can sustain a higher payout ratio, while companies with weaker cash flow generally cannot.

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. Not only have dividend payouts from Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft von 1877 fallen over the past 10 years, it has also been highly volatile during this time, with drops of over 25% in some years. These characteristics do not bode well for income investors seeking reliable stream of dividends.

In terms of its peers, Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft von 1877 generates a yield of 3.2%, which is on the low-side for Infrastructure stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft von 1877 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 recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three pertinent aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for BLH’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for BLH’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has BLH’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.

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.