Know This Before Buying Grodno Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:GRN) For Its Dividend

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, Grodno Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:GRN) has paid dividends to shareholders, and these days it yields 3.4%. Does Grodno Spólka Akcyjna tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

See our latest analysis for Grodno Spólka Akcyjna

How I analyze a dividend stock

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • 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?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
WSE:GRN Historical Dividend Yield December 11th 18
WSE:GRN Historical Dividend Yield December 11th 18

Does Grodno Spólka Akcyjna pass our checks?

Grodno Spólka Akcyjna has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 21%, 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 considering the sustainability of dividends, it is also worth checking the cash flow of a company. A company with strong cash flow, relative to earnings, can sometimes sustain a high pay out ratio.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Unfortunately, it is really too early to view Grodno Spólka Akcyjna as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 7 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

Relative to peers, Grodno Spólka Akcyjna has a yield of 3.4%, which is high for Trade Distributors stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Grodno Spólka Akcyjna for the dividend. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. 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. I’ve put together three important factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for GRN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for GRN’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has GRN’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.
  3. 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.