Delfingen Industry's (EPA:ALDEL) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Published
June 01, 2022
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Delfingen Industry S.A. (EPA:ALDEL) will increase its dividend on the 4th of July to €1.13. Even though the dividend went up, the yield is still quite low at only 2.1%.

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Delfingen Industry's Earnings Easily Cover the Distributions

While yield is important, another factor to consider about a company's dividend is whether the current payout levels are feasible. However, Delfingen Industry's earnings easily cover the dividend. As a result, a large proportion of what it earned was being reinvested back into the business.

Over the next year, EPS could expand by 15.7% if recent trends continue. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 16% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.

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ENXTPA:ALDEL Historic Dividend June 1st 2022

Dividend Volatility

Although the company has a long dividend history, it has been cut at least once in the last 10 years. Since 2012, the first annual payment was €0.18, compared to the most recent full-year payment of €1.13. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 20% a year over that time. Delfingen Industry has grown distributions at a rapid rate despite cutting the dividend at least once in the past. Companies that cut once often cut again, so we would be cautious about buying this stock solely for the dividend income.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

With a relatively unstable dividend, it's even more important to evaluate if earnings per share is growing, which could point to a growing dividend in the future. It's encouraging to see Delfingen Industry has been growing its earnings per share at 16% a year over the past five years. With a decent amount of growth and a low payout ratio, we think this bodes well for Delfingen Industry's prospects of growing its dividend payments in the future.

Delfingen Industry Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock

Overall, a dividend increase is always good, and we think that Delfingen Industry is a strong income stock thanks to its track record and growing earnings. The company is easily earning enough to cover its dividend payments and it is great to see that these earnings are being translated into cash flow. All in all, this checks a lot of the boxes we look for when choosing an income stock.

Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. Meanwhile, despite the importance of dividend payments, they are not the only factors our readers should know when assessing a company. As an example, we've identified 3 warning signs for Delfingen Industry that you should be aware of before investing. If you are a dividend investor, you might also want to look at our curated list of high yield dividend stocks.

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