Why Buying Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited (HKG:40) For Its 2.86% Dividend Could Be A Mistake

A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited (HKG:40) has returned to shareholders over the past 10 years, an average dividend yield of 5.00% annually. Does Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

See our latest analysis for Gold Peak Industries (Holdings)

How I analyze a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key 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 it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
SEHK:40 Historical Dividend Yield July 24th 18
SEHK:40 Historical Dividend Yield July 24th 18

Does Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) pass our checks?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for 40 is 92.52%, meaning the dividend is not sufficiently covered by its 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’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Not only have dividend payouts from Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) fallen over the past 10 years, it has also been highly volatile during this time, with drops of over 25% in some years. This means that dividend hunters should probably steer clear of the stock, at least for now until the track record improves.

In terms of its peers, Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) generates a yield of 2.86%, which is high for Electronic stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) 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, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. I’ve put together three relevant factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 40’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 40’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has 40’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. 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 pass 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.