Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, Nandan Denim Limited (NSE:NDL) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 1.5%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Nandan Denim should have a place in your portfolio.
5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock
When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:
- 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 the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
- Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
- Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
How well does Nandan Denim fit our criteria?
The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 14%, 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 assessing the forecast sustainability of a dividend it is also worth considering the cash flow of the business. 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 is that it is too early to consider Nandan Denim as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 6 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.
Compared to its peers, Nandan Denim has a yield of 1.5%, which is high for Luxury stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.
After digging a little deeper into Nandan Denim’s yield, it’s easy to see why you should be cautious investing in the company just 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. There are three relevant factors you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NDL’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NDL’s outlook.
- Historical Performance: What has NDL’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.
- 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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