Zooming in on HKG:1036’s 1.7% Dividend Yield

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Vanke Property (Overseas) Limited (HKG:1036) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 1.7%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Vanke Property (Overseas) in more detail.

Check out our latest analysis for Vanke Property (Overseas)

5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
  • Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
SEHK:1036 Historical Dividend Yield, March 16th 2019
SEHK:1036 Historical Dividend Yield, March 16th 2019

Does Vanke Property (Overseas) pass our checks?

Vanke Property (Overseas) has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 5.2%, 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.

When thinking about whether a dividend is sustainable, another factor to consider is the cash flow. Companies with strong cash flow can sustain a higher payout ratio, while companies with weaker cash flow generally cannot.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. The reality facing 1036 investors is that whilst it has continued to pay shareholders dividend, dividends are lower today, than they were a decade ago. Though this may not be a serious red flag, strong dividend stocks should always strive to increase its payout over time.

Compared to its peers, Vanke Property (Overseas) has a yield of 1.7%, which is on the low-side for Real Estate stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Vanke Property (Overseas) for the dividend. On the other hand, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still be offering some interesting investment opportunities. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three essential aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 1036’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 1036’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is 1036 worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether 1036 is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

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