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4 Days Left Before Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA) Will Start Trading Ex-Dividend, Is It Worth Buying?

Mary Ramos

On the 27 March 2018, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:NNA) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of $0.02 per share. However, investors must have bought the company’s stock before 21 March 2018 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 4 days left! Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I take a deeper dive into Navios Maritime Acquisition’s latest financial data to analyse its dividend attributes. Check out our latest analysis for Navios Maritime Acquisition

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • 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?
NYSE:NNA Historical Dividend Yield Mar 16th 18

How well does Navios Maritime Acquisition fit our criteria?

The current payout ratio for NNA is negative, which means that it is loss-making, and paying its dividend from its retained earnings. If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Unfortunately, it is really too early to view Navios Maritime Acquisition as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 7 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record. Compared to its peers, Navios Maritime Acquisition produces a yield of 8.87%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

If you are building an income portfolio, then Navios Maritime Acquisition is a complicated choice since it has some positive aspects as well as negative ones. 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, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. Below, I’ve compiled three pertinent factors you should look at:

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.