Why You Should Not Buy Korporacja KGL SA (WSE:KGL) For Dividend

A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. Recently, Korporacja KGL SA (WSE:KGL) has returned an average of 1.00% per year to shareholders in terms of dividend yield. Does Korporacja KGL tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

Check out our latest analysis for Korporacja KGL

5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five 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 dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
  • Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
WSE:KGL Historical Dividend Yield August 7th 18
WSE:KGL Historical Dividend Yield August 7th 18

How well does Korporacja KGL fit our criteria?

Korporacja KGL has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 12.78%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently 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.

If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Unfortunately, it is really too early to view Korporacja KGL as a dividend investment. Last year was the company’s first dividend payment, so it is certainly early days. The standard practice for reliable payers is to look for 10 or so years of track record.

Relative to peers, Korporacja KGL generates a yield of 1.36%, which is on the low-side for Trade Distributors stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Korporacja KGL 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 urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. Below, I’ve compiled three relevant aspects you should further examine:

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