Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. In the past 10 years Badger Daylighting Ltd (TSE:BAD) has returned an average of 4.00% per year to investors in the form of dividend payouts. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Badger Daylighting in more detail.
5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock
If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:
- Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
- Has it consistently paid a stable dividend without missing a payment or drastically cutting payout?
- Has dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
- Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
- Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
How well does Badger Daylighting fit our criteria?
Badger Daylighting has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 23.03%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by 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.
If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.
Relative to peers, Badger Daylighting has a yield of 1.73%, which is on the low-side for Construction stocks.
If Badger Daylighting is in your portfolio for cash-generating reasons, there may be better alternatives out there. However, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still offer some interesting investment opportunities. 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. There are three essential factors you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for BAD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for BAD’s outlook.
- Valuation: What is BAD 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 BAD is currently mispriced by the market.
- 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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