Central Depository Services (India) (NSE:CDSL) Is Increasing Its Dividend To ₹9.00

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Simply Wall St
Published
August 27, 2021
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Central Depository Services (India) Limited (NSE:CDSL) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 21st of October to ₹9.00. Even though the dividend went up, the yield is still quite low at only 0.8%.

See our latest analysis for Central Depository Services (India)

Central Depository Services (India)'s Earnings Easily Cover the Distributions

If it is predictable over a long period, even low dividend yields can be attractive. Prior to this announcement, Central Depository Services (India)'s dividend was comfortably covered by both cash flow and earnings. This means that a large portion of its earnings are being retained to grow the business.

Looking forward, earnings per share is forecast to rise by 32.2% over the next year. Assuming the dividend continues along recent trends, we think the payout ratio could be 41% by next year, which is in a pretty sustainable range.

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NSEI:CDSL Historic Dividend August 28th 2021

Central Depository Services (India) Is Still Building Its Track Record

Looking back, the dividend has been stable, but the company hasn't been paying a dividend for very long so we can't be confident that the dividend will remain stable through all economic environments. The dividend has gone from ₹3.50 in 2018 to the most recent annual payment of ₹9.00. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 37% a year over that time. We're not overly excited about the relatively short history of dividend payments, however the dividend is growing at a nice rate and we might take a closer look.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

Investors who have held shares in the company for the past few years will be happy with the dividend income they have received. It's encouraging to see Central Depository Services (India) has been growing its earnings per share at 22% a year over the past five years. The company's earnings per share has grown rapidly in recent years, and it has a good balance between reinvesting and paying dividends to shareholders, so we think that Central Depository Services (India) could prove to be a strong dividend payer.

We Really Like Central Depository Services (India)'s Dividend

Overall, we think this could be an attractive income stock, and it is only getting better by paying a higher dividend this year. Earnings are easily covering distributions, and the company is generating plenty of cash. Taking this all into consideration, this looks like it could be a good dividend opportunity.

Investors generally tend to favour companies with a consistent, stable dividend policy as opposed to those operating an irregular one. At the same time, there are other factors our readers should be conscious of before pouring capital into a stock. As an example, we've identified 2 warning signs for Central Depository Services (India) that you should be aware of before investing. Looking for more high-yielding dividend ideas? Try our curated list of strong dividend payers.

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