Should Excelpoint Technology Ltd (SGX:BDF) Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Excelpoint Technology Ltd (SGX:BDF) has paid dividends to shareholders, and these days it yields 7.4%. Does Excelpoint Technology tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

Check out our latest analysis for Excelpoint Technology

5 questions to ask before buying a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
SGX:BDF Historical Dividend Yield August 29th 18
SGX:BDF Historical Dividend Yield August 29th 18

How well does Excelpoint Technology fit our criteria?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 29.5%, 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 is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Shareholders would have seen a few years of reduced payments in this time.

Compared to its peers, Excelpoint Technology produces a yield of 7.4%, which is high for Electronic stocks.

Next Steps:

Keeping in mind the dividend characteristics above, Excelpoint Technology is definitely worth considering for investors looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. 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. There are three key aspects you should further examine:

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