Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. Recently, One Point One Solutions Limited (NSE:ONEPOINT) has started paying dividends to shareholders. Today it yields 1.0%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at One Point One Solutions in more detail.
5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock
When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:
- Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
- Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
- Has dividend per share amount increased 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?
How does One Point One Solutions fare?
The company currently pays out 6.3% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, 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 thinking about whether a dividend is sustainable, another factor to consider is the cash flow. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.
If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. The reality is that it is too early to consider One Point One Solutions as a dividend investment. Last year was the company’s first dividend payment, so it is certainly early days. The standard practice for reliable payers is to look for 10 or so years of track record.
Relative to peers, One Point One Solutions produces a yield of 1.0%, which is on the low-side for IT stocks.
Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in One Point One Solutions 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 important aspects you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ONEPOINT’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ONEPOINT’s outlook.
- Historical Performance: What has ONEPOINT’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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