Zydus Wellness (NSE:ZYDUSWELL) Has Announced A Dividend Of ₹5.00

July 03, 2022
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The board of Zydus Wellness Limited (NSE:ZYDUSWELL) has announced that it will pay a dividend of ₹5.00 per share on the 28th of August. This means the annual payment will be 0.3% of the current stock price, which is lower than the industry average.

Check out our latest analysis for Zydus Wellness

Zydus Wellness' Earnings Easily Cover the Distributions

While yield is important, another factor to consider about a company's dividend is whether the current payout levels are feasible. However, Zydus Wellness' earnings easily cover the dividend. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

The next year is set to see EPS grow by 25.5%. If the dividend continues along recent trends, we estimate the payout ratio will be 7.7%, which is in the range that makes us comfortable with the sustainability of the dividend.

NSEI:ZYDUSWELL Historic Dividend July 3rd 2022

Dividend Volatility

The company has a long dividend track record, but it doesn't look great with cuts in the past. The most recent annual payment of ₹5.00 is about the same as the first annual payment 10 years ago. The dividend has seen some fluctuations in the past, so even though the dividend was raised this year, we should remember that it has been cut in the past.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

Growing earnings per share could be a mitigating factor when considering the past fluctuations in the dividend. Zydus Wellness has seen EPS rising for the last five years, at 12% per annum. Zydus Wellness definitely has the potential to grow its dividend in the future with earnings on an uptrend and a low payout ratio.

Zydus Wellness Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock

Overall, we think that this is a great income investment, and we think that maintaining the dividend this year may have been a conservative choice. The company is easily earning enough to cover its dividend payments and it is great to see that these earnings are being translated into cash flow. Taking this all into consideration, this looks like it could be a good dividend opportunity.

Market movements attest to how highly valued a consistent dividend policy is compared to one which is more unpredictable. Still, investors need to consider a host of other factors, apart from dividend payments, when analysing a company. Companies that are growing earnings tend to be the best dividend stocks over the long term. See what the 7 analysts we track are forecasting for Zydus Wellness for free with public analyst estimates for the company. If you are a dividend investor, you might also want to look at our curated list of high yield dividend stocks.

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