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Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AE): 4 Days To Buy Before The Ex-Dividend Date

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On the 22 March 2019, Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:AE) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of US$0.22 per share. However, investors must have bought the company’s stock before 07 March 2019 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 4 days left! Should you diversify into Adams Resources & Energy 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 Adams Resources & Energy

How I analyze a dividend stock

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

  • Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers?

  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?

  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?

  • 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?

AMEX:AE Historical Dividend Yield, March 2nd 2019
AMEX:AE Historical Dividend Yield, March 2nd 2019

Does Adams Resources & Energy pass our checks?

Adams Resources & Energy has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 35%, 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.

When assessing the forecast sustainability of a dividend it is also worth considering the cash flow of the business. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.

Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. AE has increased its DPS from $0.50 to $0.88 in the past 10 years. During this period it has not missed a payment, as one would expect for a company increasing its dividend. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

Compared to its peers, Adams Resources & Energy generates a yield of 2.2%, which is on the low-side for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank Adams Resources & Energy 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, 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 relevant factors you should further examine:

  1. Valuation: What is AE 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 AE is currently mispriced by the market.

  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Adams Resources & Energy’s board and the CEO’s back ground.

  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.