What To Know Before Buying SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge (OB:NONG) For Its Dividend

Over the past 10 years SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge (OB:NONG) has returned an average of 6.00% per year from dividend payouts. The company is currently worth øre6.21b, and now yields roughly 6.46%. Let’s dig deeper into whether SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge should have a place in your portfolio.

View our latest analysis for SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge

How I analyze a dividend stock

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

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
OB:NONG Historical Dividend Yield August 1st 18
OB:NONG Historical Dividend Yield August 1st 18

How does SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge fare?

The company currently pays out 60.33% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a higher payout ratio of 71.91%, leading to a dividend yield of around 7.33%. Moreover, EPS should increase to NOK6.67. The higher payout forecasted, along with higher earnings, should lead to greater dividend income for investors moving forward.

If dividend is a key criteria in your investment consideration, then you need to make sure the dividend stock you’re eyeing out is reliable in its payments. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.

Compared to its peers, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge produces a yield of 6.46%, which is high for Banks stocks.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for NONG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for NONG’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is NONG 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 NONG 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.