Byggmax Group's (STO:BMAX) Dividend Will Be Increased To kr4.00

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April 22, 2022
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Byggmax Group AB (publ)'s (STO:BMAX) dividend will be increasing to kr4.00 on 12th of May. This makes the dividend yield about the same as the industry average at 5.0%.

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Byggmax Group's Dividend Is Well Covered By Earnings

We aren't too impressed by dividend yields unless they can be sustained over time. Before making this announcement, Byggmax Group was easily earning enough to cover the dividend. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

Looking forward, earnings per share is forecast to fall by 44.0% over the next year. Assuming the dividend continues along recent trends, we believe the payout ratio could be 71%, which we are pretty comfortable with and we think is feasible on an earnings basis.

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OM:BMAX Historic Dividend April 22nd 2022

Dividend Volatility

Although the company has a long dividend history, it has been cut at least once in the last 10 years. Since 2012, the first annual payment was kr1.80, compared to the most recent full-year payment of kr4.00. This implies that the company grew its distributions at a yearly rate of about 8.3% over that duration. We have seen cuts in the past, so while the growth looks promising we would be a little bit cautious about its track record.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

With a relatively unstable dividend, it's even more important to evaluate if earnings per share is growing, which could point to a growing dividend in the future. Byggmax Group has seen EPS rising for the last five years, at 17% per annum. Byggmax Group definitely has the potential to grow its dividend in the future with earnings on an uptrend and a low payout ratio.

Byggmax Group Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock

In summary, it is always positive to see the dividend being increased, and we are particularly pleased with its overall sustainability. The earnings easily cover the company's distributions, and the company is generating plenty of cash. However, it is worth noting that the earnings are expected to fall over the next year, which may not change the long term outlook, but could affect the dividend payment in the next 12 months. All in all, this checks a lot of the boxes we look for when choosing an income stock.

It's important to note that companies having a consistent dividend policy will generate greater investor confidence than those having an erratic one. Still, investors need to consider a host of other factors, apart from dividend payments, when analysing a company. Just as an example, we've come across 2 warning signs for Byggmax Group you should be aware of, and 1 of them is a bit concerning. Is Byggmax Group not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.

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