JTC's (LON:JTC) Dividend Will Be Increased To UK£0.051

May 17, 2022
  •  Updated
June 02, 2022
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The board of JTC PLC (LON:JTC) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 8th of July to UK£0.051. Despite this raise, the dividend yield of 1.1% is only a modest boost to shareholder returns.

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JTC's Earnings Easily Cover the Distributions

Even a low dividend yield can be attractive if it is sustained for years on end. However, JTC's earnings easily cover the dividend. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

Over the next year, EPS is forecast to expand by 37.1%. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 42% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.

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LSE:JTC Historic Dividend May 17th 2022

JTC Doesn't Have A Long Payment History

The dividend has been pretty stable looking back, but the company hasn't been paying one for very long. This makes it tough to judge how it would fare through a full economic cycle. Since 2018, the first annual payment was UK£0.02, compared to the most recent full-year payment of UK£0.077. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 40% a year over that time. It is always nice to see strong dividend growth, but with such a short payment history we wouldn't be inclined to rely on it until a longer track record can be developed.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

The company's investors will be pleased to have been receiving dividend income for some time. It's encouraging to see JTC has been growing its earnings per share at 113% a year over the past five years. Earnings have been growing rapidly, and with a low payout ratio we think that the company could turn out to be a great dividend stock.

The company has also been raising capital by issuing stock equal to 21% of shares outstanding in the last 12 months. Regularly doing this can be detrimental - it's hard to grow dividends per share when new shares are regularly being created.

JTC Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock

In summary, it is always positive to see the dividend being increased, and we are particularly pleased with its overall sustainability. 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. Taking this all into consideration, this looks like it could be a good dividend opportunity.

Market movements attest to how highly valued a consistent dividend policy is compared to one which is more unpredictable. Meanwhile, despite the importance of dividend payments, they are not the only factors our readers should know when assessing a company. For example, we've picked out 3 warning signs for JTC that investors should know about before committing capital to this stock. 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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JTC PLC provides fund, corporate, and private wealth services to institutional and private clients worldwide.

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