Golden Resources Development International (HKG:677) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At HK$0.012

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December 01, 2021
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Golden Resources Development International Limited's (HKG:677) dividend will be increasing on the 10th of January to HK$0.012, with investors receiving 9.1% more than last year. This will take the dividend yield from 4.4% to 4.6%, providing a nice boost to shareholder returns.

Check out our latest analysis for Golden Resources Development International

Golden Resources Development International Might Find It Hard To Continue The Dividend

While it is great to have a strong dividend yield, we should also consider whether the payment is sustainable. While Golden Resources Development International is not profitable, it is paying out less than 75% of its free cash flow, which means that there is plenty left over for reinvestment into the business. This gives us some comfort about the level of the dividend payments.

Looking forward, earnings per share could 36.7% over the next year if the trend of the last few years can't be broken. While this means that the company will be unprofitable, we generally believe cash flows are more important, and the current cash payout ratio is quite healthy, which gives us comfort.

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SEHK:677 Historic Dividend December 1st 2021

Golden Resources Development International Has A Solid Track Record

The company has a sustained record of paying dividends with very little fluctuation. The first annual payment during the last 10 years was HK$0.024 in 2011, and the most recent fiscal year payment was HK$0.023. The dividend has shrunk at a rate of less than 1% a year over this period. A company that decreases its dividend over time generally isn't what we are looking for.

Dividend Growth Potential Is Shaky

Investors who have held shares in the company for the past few years will be happy with the dividend income they have received. However, things aren't all that rosy. Golden Resources Development International's earnings per share has shrunk at 37% a year over the past five years. Such rapid declines definitely have the potential to constrain dividend payments if the trend continues into the future.

In Summary

In summary, while it's always good to see the dividend being raised, we don't think Golden Resources Development International's payments are rock solid. The company has been bring in plenty of cash to cover the dividend, but we don't necessarily think that makes it a great dividend stock. 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. At the same time, there are other factors our readers should be conscious of before pouring capital into a stock. To that end, Golden Resources Development International has 2 warning signs (and 1 which can't be ignored) we think you should know about. If you are a dividend investor, you might also want to look at our curated list of high performing dividend stock.

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