What To Know Before Buying Interface Inc (NASDAQ:TILE) For Its Dividend

A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. Historically, Interface Inc (NASDAQ:TILE) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 1.7%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Interface in more detail.

Check out our latest analysis for Interface

5 questions to ask before buying a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount 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?
NasdaqGS:TILE Historical Dividend Yield December 10th 18
NasdaqGS:TILE Historical Dividend Yield December 10th 18

Does Interface pass our checks?

The company currently pays out 32% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting lower payout ratio of 28%, leading to a dividend yield of 2.7%. However, EPS should increase to $1.48, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

When assessing the forecast sustainability of a dividend it is also worth considering the cash flow of the business. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Although TILE’s per share payments have increased in the past 10 years, it has not been a completely smooth ride. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.

Compared to its peers, Interface produces a yield of 1.7%, which is on the low-side for Commercial Services stocks.

Next Steps:

With these dividend metrics in mind, I definitely rank Interface as a strong income stock, and is worth further research for anyone who considers dividends an important part of their portfolio strategy. 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. Below, I’ve compiled three essential factors you should further research:

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