Read This Before Buying Renta Corporación Real Estate, S.A. (BME:REN) 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, Renta Corporación Real Estate, S.A. (BME:REN) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 1.1%. Does Renta Corporación Real Estate tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

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5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

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

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount 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?
BME:REN Historical Dividend Yield January 12th 19
BME:REN Historical Dividend Yield January 12th 19

Does Renta Corporación Real Estate pass our checks?

Renta Corporación Real Estate has a negative payout ratio, which is usually not ideal.

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. Not only have dividend payouts from Renta Corporación Real Estate fallen over the past 10 years, it has also been highly volatile during this time, with drops of over 25% in some years. This means that dividend hunters should probably steer clear of the stock, at least for now until the track record improves.

Relative to peers, Renta Corporación Real Estate has a yield of 1.1%, which is on the low-side for Real Estate stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Renta Corporación Real Estate 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, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. I’ve put together three essential aspects you should further examine:

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