Should You Buy Public Joint Stock Company Abrau-Durso (MCX:ABRD) For Its 2.1% Dividend?

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, Public Joint Stock Company Abrau-Durso (MCX:ABRD) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 2.1%. Does Abrau-Durso tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

View our latest analysis for Abrau-Durso

How I analyze a dividend stock

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • 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?
MISX:ABRD Historical Dividend Yield November 9th 18
MISX:ABRD Historical Dividend Yield November 9th 18

Does Abrau-Durso pass our checks?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 28%, 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 assessing the forecast sustainability of a dividend it is also worth considering the cash flow of the business. 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 Abrau-Durso as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 5 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

Relative to peers, Abrau-Durso generates a yield of 2.1%, which is on the low-side for Beverage stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Abrau-Durso 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. Below, I’ve compiled three key factors you should look at:

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