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Dover (NYSE:DOV) Is Increasing Its Dividend To $0.505

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Dover Corporation's (NYSE:DOV) periodic dividend will be increasing on the 15th of September to $0.505, with investors receiving 1.0% more than last year's $0.50. Based on this payment, the dividend yield for the company will be 1.5%, which is fairly typical for the industry.

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Dover's Earnings Easily Cover The Distributions

We like to see a healthy dividend yield, but that is only helpful to us if the payment can continue. However, Dover's earnings easily 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 rise by 19.7% over the next year. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 22% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.

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NYSE:DOV Historic Dividend August 8th 2022

Dover Has A Solid Track Record

Even over a long history of paying dividends, the company's distributions have been remarkably stable. The dividend has gone from an annual total of $1.26 in 2012 to the most recent total annual payment of $2.00. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 4.7% a year over that time. Slow and steady dividend growth might not sound that exciting, but dividends have been stable for ten years, which we think makes this a fairly attractive offer.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

Investors could be attracted to the stock based on the quality of its payment history. It's encouraging to see that Dover has been growing its earnings per share at 16% a year over the past five years. A low payout ratio and decent growth suggests that the company is reinvesting well, and it also has plenty of room to increase the dividend over time.

We Really Like Dover's Dividend

Overall, a dividend increase is always good, and we think that Dover is a strong income stock thanks to its track record and growing earnings. The company is easily earning enough to cover its dividend payments and it is great to see that these earnings are being translated into cash flow. All of these factors considered, we think this has solid potential as a dividend stock.

It's important to note that companies having a consistent dividend policy will generate greater investor confidence than those having an erratic one. Meanwhile, despite the importance of dividend payments, they are not the only factors our readers should know when assessing a company. For example, we've picked out 1 warning sign for Dover that investors should know about before committing capital to this stock. If you are a dividend investor, you might also want to look at our curated list of high yield dividend stocks.

What are the risks and opportunities for Dover?

Dover Corporation provides equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services worldwide.

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Rewards

  • Trading at 20.4% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 5.88% per year

  • Earnings grew by 23.5% over the past year

Risks

  • Has a high level of debt

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