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3 Days Left To Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX)’s Ex-Dividend Date, Should You Buy?

Gavin Beck

Attention dividend hunters! Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX) will be distributing its dividend of $0.36 per share on the 04 June 2018, and will start trading ex-dividend in 3 days time on the 14 May 2018. Should you diversify into Xilinx and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, 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 Xilinx

5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Can it afford 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?
NasdaqGS:XLNX Historical Dividend Yield May 10th 18

Does Xilinx pass our checks?

Xilinx has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 68.20%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect XLNX’s payout to fall to 41.81% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of around 2.16%. However, EPS should increase to $2.96, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment. If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. In the case of XLNX it has increased its DPS from $0.56 to $1.44 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock. Compared to its peers, Xilinx has a yield of 2.10%, which is on the low-side for Semiconductor stocks.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank Xilinx as a strong dividend stock, and makes it worth further research for anyone who likes steady income generation from their portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. There are three key aspects you should further research:

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