Should Delarka Holding AB (publ) (STO:DELARK) Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

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Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, Delarka Holding AB (publ) (STO:DELARK) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 6.8%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Delarka Holding in more detail.

View our latest analysis for Delarka Holding

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

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

  • Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount 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?
OM:DELARK Historical Dividend Yield, February 25th 2019
OM:DELARK Historical Dividend Yield, February 25th 2019

How well does Delarka Holding fit our criteria?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 32%, 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.

When thinking about whether a dividend is sustainable, another factor to consider is the cash flow. Companies with strong cash flow can sustain a higher payout ratio, while companies with weaker cash flow generally cannot.

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 Delarka Holding 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.

Compared to its peers, Delarka Holding produces a yield of 6.8%, which is high for Real Estate stocks.

Next Steps:

If you are building an income portfolio, then Delarka Holding is a complicated choice since it has some positive aspects as well as negative ones. 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. There are three essential factors you should look at:

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

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