E-Star Commercial Management (HKG:6668) Has Announced That It Will Be Increasing Its Dividend To HK$0.10
The board of E-Star Commercial Management Company Limited (HKG:6668) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 8th of July to HK$0.10. Even though the dividend went up, the yield is still quite low at only 4.3%.
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E-Star Commercial Management’s Payment Has Solid Earnings Coverage
If it is predictable over a long period, even low dividend yields can be attractive. Based on the last payment, E-Star Commercial Management was quite comfortably earning enough to cover the dividend. This indicates that quite a large proportion of earnings is being invested back into the business.
The next year is set to see EPS grow by 34.2%. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 41% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.
E-Star Commercial Management Is Still Building Its Track Record
It’s not possible for us to make a backward looking judgement just based on a short payment history. This doesn’t mean that the company can’t pay a good dividend, but just that we want to wait until it can prove itself.
The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow
Investors who have held shares in the company for the past few years will be happy with the dividend income they have received. We are encouraged to see that E-Star Commercial Management has grown earnings per share at 18% per year over the past five years. Earnings are on the uptrend, and it is only paying a small portion of those earnings to shareholders.
We Really Like E-Star Commercial Management’s Dividend
Overall, a dividend increase is always good, and we think that E-Star Commercial Management is a strong income stock thanks to its track record and growing earnings. The company is easily earning enough to cover its dividend payments and it is great to see that these earnings are being translated into cash flow. All of these factors considered, we think this has solid potential as a dividend stock.
It’s important to note that companies having a consistent dividend policy will generate greater investor confidence than those having an erratic one. At the same time, there are other factors our readers should be conscious of before pouring capital into a stock. As an example, we’ve identified 2 warning signs for E-Star Commercial Management that you should be aware of before investing. Is E-Star Commercial Management not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.
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