King's Flair International (Holdings)'s (HKG:6822) Dividend Will Be HK$0.04

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Published
August 25, 2021
SEHK:6822
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King's Flair International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:6822) has announced that it will pay a dividend of HK$0.04 per share on the 8th of October. The dividend yield will be 8.2% based on this payment which is still above the industry average.

Check out our latest analysis for King's Flair International (Holdings)

King's Flair International (Holdings)'s Dividend Is Well Covered By Earnings

A big dividend yield for a few years doesn't mean much if it can't be sustained. The last dividend made up a very large portion of earnings and also represented 82% of free cash flows. This is usually an indication that the focus of the company is returning cash to shareholders rather than reinvesting it for growth.

EPS is set to fall by 5.8% over the next 12 months if recent trends continue. However, if the dividend continues along recent trends, we estimate the payout ratio could reach 79%, meaning that most of the company's earnings is being paid out to shareholders.

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SEHK:6822 Historic Dividend August 25th 2021

King's Flair International (Holdings)'s Dividend Has Lacked Consistency

King's Flair International (Holdings) has been paying dividends for a while, but the track record isn't stellar. Due to this, we are a little bit cautious about the dividend consistency over a full economic cycle. The first annual payment during the last 6 years was HK$0.09 in 2015, and the most recent fiscal year payment was HK$0.12. This implies that the company grew its distributions at a yearly rate of about 4.2% over that duration. We're glad to see the dividend has risen, but with a limited rate of growth and fluctuations in the payments the total shareholder return may be limited.

Dividend Growth May Be Hard To Come By

Given that the dividend has been cut in the past, we need to check if earnings are growing and if that might lead to stronger dividends in the future. It's not great to see that King's Flair International (Holdings)'s earnings per share has fallen at approximately 5.8% per year over the past five years. A modest decline in earnings isn't great, and it makes it quite unlikely that the dividend will grow in the future unless that trend can be reversed.

Our Thoughts On King's Flair International (Holdings)'s Dividend

Overall, it's nice to see a consistent dividend payment, but we think that longer term, the current level of payment might be unsustainable. The low payout ratio is a redeeming feature, but generally we are not too happy with the payments King's Flair International (Holdings) has been making. We would be a touch cautious of relying on this stock primarily for the dividend income.

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. To that end, King's Flair International (Holdings) has 2 warning signs (and 1 which makes us a bit uncomfortable) we think you should know about. Looking for more high-yielding dividend ideas? Try our curated list of strong dividend payers.

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