Is Cowell e Holdings Inc. (HKG:1415) An Attractive Dividend Stock?

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. In the last few years Cowell e Holdings Inc. (HKG:1415) has paid a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 6.7%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Cowell e Holdings in more detail.

See our latest analysis for Cowell e Holdings

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
SEHK:1415 Historical Dividend Yield, April 6th 2019
SEHK:1415 Historical Dividend Yield, April 6th 2019

How does Cowell e Holdings fare?

Cowell e Holdings has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 86%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect 1415’s payout to fall to 50% of its earnings. Assuming a constant share price, this equates to a dividend yield of 6.6%. However, EPS should increase to $0.022, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

When considering the sustainability of dividends, it is also worth checking the cash flow of a company. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.

Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. Unfortunately, it is really too early to view Cowell e Holdings as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 2 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

Compared to its peers, Cowell e Holdings has a yield of 6.7%, which is high for Electronic stocks.

Next Steps:

With these dividend metrics in mind, I definitely rank Cowell e 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 recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. I’ve put together three essential aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 1415’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 1415’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is 1415 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 1415 is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other 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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