Is ING Bank Slaski S.A. (WSE:ING) A Great Dividend Stock?

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A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. Historically, ING Bank Slaski S.A. (WSE:ING) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 1.7%. Let’s dig deeper into whether ING Bank Slaski should have a place in your portfolio.

See our latest analysis for ING Bank Slaski

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?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Can it afford 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?
WSE:ING Historical Dividend Yield February 8th 19
WSE:ING Historical Dividend Yield February 8th 19

How does ING Bank Slaski fare?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 29%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a payout ratio of 29% which, assuming the share price stays the same, leads to a dividend yield of around 2.7%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to PLN12.27.

When considering the sustainability of dividends, it is also worth checking the cash flow of a company. Cash flow is important because companies with strong cash flow can usually sustain higher payout ratios.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. ING has increased its DPS from PLN1.17 to PLN3.2 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. This is an impressive feat, which makes ING a true dividend rockstar.

Compared to its peers, ING Bank Slaski has a yield of 1.7%, which is on the low-side for Banks stocks.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank ING Bank Slaski as a strong dividend stock, and makes it worth further research for anyone who likes steady income generation from their portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. I’ve put together three pertinent aspects you should further research:

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