SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 4 days time. You can purchase shares before the 23rd of January in order to receive the dividend, which the company will pay on the 31st of January.
SYNNEX’s next dividend payment will be US$0.40 per share, and in the last 12 months, the company paid a total of US$1.60 per share. Based on the last year’s worth of payments, SYNNEX has a trailing yield of 1.1% on the current stock price of $146.86. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether SYNNEX’s dividend is reliable and sustainable. So we need to check whether the dividend payments are covered, and if earnings are growing.
Dividends are typically paid from company earnings. If a company pays more in dividends than it earned in profit, then the dividend could be unsustainable. SYNNEX paid out just 15% of its profit last year, which we think is conservatively low and leaves plenty of margin for unexpected circumstances.
Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?
Stocks in companies that generate sustainable earnings growth often make the best dividend prospects, as it is easier to lift the dividend when earnings are rising. If business enters a downturn and the dividend is cut, the company could see its value fall precipitously. Fortunately for readers, SYNNEX’s earnings per share have been growing at 16% a year for the past five years. Earnings per share have been growing rapidly and the company is retaining a majority of its earnings within the business. Fast-growing businesses that are reinvesting heavily are enticing from a dividend perspective, especially since they can often increase the payout ratio later.
Another key way to measure a company’s dividend prospects is by measuring its historical rate of dividend growth. In the last five years, SYNNEX has lifted its dividend by approximately 26% a year on average. Both per-share earnings and dividends have both been growing rapidly in recent times, which is great to see.
Is SYNNEX an attractive dividend stock, or better left on the shelf? When companies are growing rapidly and retaining a majority of the profits within the business, it’s usually a sign that reinvesting earnings creates more value than paying dividends to shareholders. Perhaps even more importantly – this can sometimes signal management is focused on the long term future of the business. In summary, SYNNEX appears to have some promise as a dividend stock, and we’d suggest taking a closer look at it.
Ever wonder what the future holds for SYNNEX? See what the seven analysts we track are forecasting, with this visualisation of its historical and future estimated earnings and cash flow
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