- United Kingdom
Centaur Media (LON:CAU) Has Announced A Dividend Of £0.006
Centaur Media Plc (LON:CAU) will pay a dividend of £0.006 on the 26th of May. This payment means the dividend yield will be 2.3%, which is below the average for the industry.
While the dividend yield is important for income investors, it is also important to consider any large share price moves, as this will generally outweigh any gains from distributions. Investors will be pleased to see that Centaur Media's stock price has increased by 34% in the last 3 months, which is good for shareholders and can also explain a decrease in the dividend yield.
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Centaur Media Doesn't Earn Enough To Cover Its Payments
If it is predictable over a long period, even low dividend yields can be attractive. The last dividend was quite easily covered by Centaur Media's earnings. This means that a large portion of its earnings are being retained to grow the business.
The next 12 months is set to see EPS grow by 84.9%. However, if the dividend continues along recent trends, it could start putting pressure on the balance sheet with the payout ratio reaching 130% over the next year.
Although the company has a long dividend history, it has been cut at least once in the last 10 years. Since 2013, the dividend has gone from £0.0225 total annually to £0.012. The dividend has shrunk at around 6.1% a year during that period. Declining dividends isn't generally what we look for as they can indicate that the company is running into some challenges.
The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow
Given that dividend payments have been shrinking like a glacier in a warming world, we need to check if there are some bright spots on the horizon. Centaur Media has impressed us by growing EPS at 51% per year over the past five years. The company doesn't have any problems growing, despite returning a lot of capital to shareholders, which is a very nice combination for a dividend stock to have.
We Really Like Centaur Media's Dividend
Overall, we like to see the dividend staying consistent, and we think Centaur Media might even raise payments in the future. 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.
Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. Still, investors need to consider a host of other factors, apart from dividend payments, when analysing a company. As an example, we've identified 2 warning signs for Centaur Media that you should be aware of before investing. Is Centaur Media not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.
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Centaur Media Plc provides business information, training, and specialist consultancy to professional and commercial markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, and internationally.
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