Does Good Friend International Holdings Inc (HKG:2398) Have A Place In Your Portfolio?

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. Good Friend International Holdings Inc (HKG:2398) has returned to shareholders over the past 10 years, an average dividend yield of 6.00% annually. Let’s dig deeper into whether Good Friend International Holdings should have a place in your portfolio.

See our latest analysis for Good Friend International Holdings

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

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

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
SEHK:2398 Historical Dividend Yield August 14th 18
SEHK:2398 Historical Dividend Yield August 14th 18

How does Good Friend International Holdings fare?

Good Friend International Holdings has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 67.52%, which means that the dividend is 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.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.

Compared to its peers, Good Friend International Holdings generates a yield of 8.09%, which is high for Machinery stocks.

Next Steps:

With these dividend metrics in mind, I definitely rank Good Friend International Holdings as a strong income stock, and is worth further research for anyone who considers dividends an important part of their portfolio strategy. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. I’ve put together three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 2398’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 2398’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has 2398’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. Other 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.