CVR Energy Inc (NYSE:CVI): Dividend Is Coming In 2 Days, Should You Buy?

Investors who want to cash in on CVR Energy Inc’s (NYSE:CVI) upcoming dividend of US$0.75 per share have only 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 03 August 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 13 August 2018. Is this future income a persuasive enough catalyst for investors to think about CVR Energy as an investment today? Below, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail.

View our latest analysis for CVR Energy

5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

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

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • 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 is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
NYSE:CVI Historical Dividend Yield July 31st 18
NYSE:CVI Historical Dividend Yield July 31st 18

Does CVR Energy pass our checks?

CVR Energy has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 57.54%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. Going forward, analysts expect CVI’s payout to increase to 67.70% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of 7.49%.

If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. The reality is that it is too early to consider CVR Energy as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 6 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

Compared to its peers, CVR Energy generates a yield of 7.93%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, CVR Energy is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. Below, I’ve compiled three key factors you should further research:

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