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Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis

Understanding the Dividend Performance of Allstate Corp

Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) recently announced a dividend of $0.89 per share, payable on 2024-01-02, with the ex-dividend date set for 2023-11-29. As investors look forward to this upcoming payment, the spotlight also shines on the company's dividend history, yield, and growth rates. Using the data from GuruFocus, let's look into Allstate Corp's dividend performance and assess its sustainability.

What Does Allstate Corp Do?

Allstate is one of the largest U.S. property and casualty insurers in the U.S. Personal auto represents the largest percentage of revenue, but the company offers homeowners insurance and other insurance products. Allstate products are sold in North America primarily by about 10,000 company agencies.

Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis
Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis

A Glimpse at Allstate Corp's Dividend History

Allstate Corp has maintained a consistent dividend payment record since 1993. Dividends are currently distributed on a quarterly basis. Allstate Corp has increased its dividend each year since 2009. The stock is thus listed as a dividend achiever, an honor that is given to companies that have increased their dividend each year for at least the past 14 years. Below is a chart showing annual Dividends Per Share for tracking historical trends.

Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis
Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis

Breaking Down Allstate Corp's Dividend Yield and Growth

As of today, Allstate Corp currently has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 2.58% and a 12-month forward dividend yield of 2.61%. This suggests an expectation of increased dividend payments over the next 12 months. Over the past three years, Allstate Corp's annual dividend growth rate was 19.30%. Extended to a five-year horizon, this rate decreased to 18.50% per year. And over the past decade, Allstate Corp's annual dividends per share growth rate stands at an impressive 14.40%.

Based on Allstate Corp's dividend yield and five-year growth rate, the 5-year yield on cost of Allstate Corp stock as of today is approximately 6.03%.

Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis
Allstate Corp's Dividend Analysis

The Sustainability Question: Payout Ratio and Profitability

To assess the sustainability of the dividend, one needs to evaluate the company's payout ratio. The dividend payout ratio provides insights into the portion of earnings the company distributes as dividends. A lower ratio suggests that the company retains a significant part of its earnings, thereby ensuring the availability of funds for future growth and unexpected downturns. As of 2023-09-30, Allstate Corp's dividend payout ratio is 0.00.

Allstate Corp's profitability rank, offers an understanding of the company's earnings prowess relative to its peers. GuruFocus ranks Allstate Corp's profitability 6 out of 10 as of 2023-09-30, suggesting fair profitability. The company has reported net profit in 9 years out of the past 10 years.

Growth Metrics: The Future Outlook

To ensure the sustainability of dividends, a company must have robust growth metrics. Allstate Corp's growth rank of 6 out of 10 suggests that the company has a fair growth outlook. Revenue is the lifeblood of any company, and Allstate Corp's revenue per share, combined with the 3-year revenue growth rate, indicates a strong revenue model. Allstate Corp's revenue has increased by approximately 14.20% per year on average, a rate that outperforms approximately 81.72% of global competitors.

Concluding Insights on Allstate Corp's Dividend Viability

Considering Allstate Corp's consistent dividend payments, robust growth in dividend per share, and a prudent payout ratio, the company's dividend policy appears well-positioned for sustained distributions. With a solid profitability rank and promising revenue growth, Allstate Corp seems to have a strong foundation to continue rewarding shareholders. Investors seeking income-generating stocks with a track record of dividend growth might find Allstate Corp an attractive option. As always, it is crucial for investors to conduct their due diligence to ensure that any potential investment aligns with their financial goals and risk tolerance.

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This article, generated by GuruFocus, is designed to provide general insights and is not tailored financial advice. Our commentary is rooted in historical data and analyst projections, utilizing an impartial methodology, and is not intended to serve as specific investment guidance. It does not formulate a recommendation to purchase or divest any stock and does not consider individual investment objectives or financial circumstances. Our objective is to deliver long-term, fundamental data-driven analysis. Be aware that our analysis might not incorporate the most recent, price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative information. GuruFocus holds no position in the stocks mentioned herein.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.

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