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Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET): 4 Days To Buy Before The Ex-Dividend Date

Attention dividend hunters! Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:BSET) will be distributing its dividend of US$0.13 per share on the 23 November 2018, and will start trading ex-dividend in 4 days time on the 08 November 2018. Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I take a deeper dive into Bassett Furniture Industries’s latest financial data to analyse its dividend attributes.

View our latest analysis for Bassett Furniture Industries

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 its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Is is able 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:BSET Historical Dividend Yield November 3rd 18

Does Bassett Furniture Industries pass our checks?

The company currently pays out 43% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, 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.

If you want to dive deeper into the sustainability of a certain payout ratio, you may wish to consider the cash flow of the business. A company with strong cash flow, relative to earnings, can sometimes sustain a high pay out ratio.

If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Shareholders would have seen a few years of reduced payments in this time.

Relative to peers, Bassett Furniture Industries has a yield of 4.2%, which is high for Consumer Durables stocks.

Next Steps:

Keeping in mind the dividend characteristics above, Bassett Furniture Industries is definitely worth considering for investors looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. There are three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Valuation: What is BSET 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 BSET 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 Bassett Furniture Industries’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.

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.