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PRONEXUS (TSE:7893) Will Pay A Dividend Of ¥18.00

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The board of PRONEXUS Inc. (TSE:7893) has announced that it will pay a dividend on the 13th of June, with investors receiving ¥18.00 per share. This makes the dividend yield 2.9%, which will augment investor returns quite nicely.

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PRONEXUS' Payment Has Solid Earnings Coverage

A big dividend yield for a few years doesn't mean much if it can't be sustained. However, prior to this announcement, PRONEXUS' dividend was comfortably covered by both cash flow and earnings. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

Over the next year, EPS could expand by 6.2% if recent trends continue. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 43% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.

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TSE:7893 Historic Dividend February 26th 2024

PRONEXUS Has A Solid Track Record

The company has an extended history of paying stable dividends. The annual payment during the last 10 years was ¥18.00 in 2014, and the most recent fiscal year payment was ¥36.00. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 7.2% a year over that time. Companies like this can be very valuable over the long term, if the decent rate of growth can be maintained.

PRONEXUS Could Grow Its Dividend

Some investors will be chomping at the bit to buy some of the company's stock based on its dividend history. We are encouraged to see that PRONEXUS has grown earnings per share at 6.2% per year over the past five years. Growth in EPS bodes well for the dividend, as does the low payout ratio that the company is currently reporting.

We Really Like PRONEXUS' Dividend

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. All in all, this checks a lot of the boxes we look for when choosing an income stock.

Investors generally tend to favour companies with a consistent, stable dividend policy as opposed to those operating an irregular one. However, there are other things to consider for investors when analysing stock performance. For example, we've identified 2 warning signs for PRONEXUS (1 can't be ignored!) that you should be aware of before investing. Is PRONEXUS not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.

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