What Makes De’Longhi S.p.A. (BIT:DLG) A Great Dividend Stock?

There is a lot to be liked about De’Longhi S.p.A. (BIT:DLG) as an income stock. It has paid dividends over the past 10 years. The company is currently worth €3.3b, and now yields roughly 4.3%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at De’Longhi in more detail.

See our latest analysis for De’Longhi

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
  • Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
BIT:DLG Historical Dividend Yield January 9th 19
BIT:DLG Historical Dividend Yield January 9th 19

How well does De’Longhi fit our criteria?

De’Longhi has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 84%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a payout ratio of 76% which, assuming the share price stays the same, leads to a dividend yield of around 4.7%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to €1.29.

When considering the sustainability of dividends, it is also worth checking the cash flow of a company. Companies with strong cash flow can sustain a higher payout ratio, while companies with weaker cash flow generally cannot.

Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. DLG has increased its DPS from €0.060 to €1 in the past 10 years. During this period it has not missed a payment, as one would expect for a company increasing its dividend. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

In terms of its peers, De’Longhi generates a yield of 4.3%, which is high for Consumer Durables stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, De’Longhi is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. 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 examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DLG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DLG’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is DLG worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether DLG is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other 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 past 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.