Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Taitron Components Incorporated (NASDAQ:TAIT): The dividend payment of US$0.025 per share will be distributed into shareholder on 31 August 2018, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 14 August 2018. Is this future income a persuasive enough catalyst for investors to think about Taitron Components 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.
Here’s how I find good dividend stocks
If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:
- Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
- Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
- Has it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
- Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
- Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
Does Taitron Components pass our checks?
Taitron Components has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 120.37%, meaning the dividend is not sufficiently covered by its 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.
Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. Although TAIT’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.
In terms of its peers, Taitron Components produces a yield of 4.83%, which is high for Electronic stocks.
Whilst there are few things you may like about Taitron Components from a dividend stock perspective, the truth is that overall it probably is not the best choice for a dividend investor. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. 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:
- Valuation: What is TAIT 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 TAIT is currently mispriced by the market.
- Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Taitron Components’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
- Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.
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