Investors who want to cash in on Torslanda Property Investment AB (publ)’s (STO:TORSAB) upcoming dividend of kr2.00 per share have only 4 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 12 April 2019, in time for dividends payable on the 18 April 2019. What does this mean for current shareholders and potential investors? Below, I will explain how holding Torslanda Property Investment can impact your portfolio income stream, by analysing the stock’s most recent financial data and dividend attributes.
5 checks you should do on a dividend stock
If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:
- Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
- Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
- Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
- Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
- Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
Does Torslanda Property Investment pass our checks?
The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for TORSAB is 93%, which means that the dividend is not well-covered by its 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. A company with strong cash flow, relative to earnings, can sometimes sustain a high pay out ratio.
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 Torslanda Property Investment as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 4 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.
Relative to peers, Torslanda Property Investment produces a yield of 5.9%, which is high for Real Estate stocks.
After digging a little deeper into Torslanda Property Investment’s yield, it’s easy to see why you should be cautious investing in the company just 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. I’ve put together three key aspects you should look at:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for TORSAB’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for TORSAB’s outlook.
- Valuation: What is TORSAB 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 TORSAB is currently mispriced by the market.
- 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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