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Should You Buy National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE:NBHC) For Its Upcoming Dividend?

Simply Wall St

Readers hoping to buy National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE:NBHC) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as the stock is about to trade ex-dividend. If you purchase the stock on or after the 27th of August, you won't be eligible to receive this dividend, when it is paid on the 15th of September.

National Bank Holdings's next dividend payment will be US$0.20 per share, and in the last 12 months, the company paid a total of US$0.80 per share. Based on the last year's worth of payments, National Bank Holdings has a trailing yield of 2.8% on the current stock price of $28.2. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether National Bank Holdings's dividend is reliable and sustainable. As a result, readers should always check whether National Bank Holdings has been able to grow its dividends, or if the dividend might be cut.

See our latest analysis for National Bank Holdings

If a company pays out more in dividends than it earned, then the dividend might become unsustainable - hardly an ideal situation. Fortunately National Bank Holdings's payout ratio is modest, at just 33% of profit.

When a company paid out less in dividends than it earned in profit, this generally suggests its dividend is affordable. The lower the % of its profit that it pays out, the greater the margin of safety for the dividend if the business enters a downturn.

Click here to see the company's payout ratio, plus analyst estimates of its future dividends.

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Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?

Companies with consistently growing earnings per share generally make the best dividend stocks, as they usually find it easier to grow dividends per share. If earnings decline and the company is forced to cut its dividend, investors could watch the value of their investment go up in smoke. It's encouraging to see National Bank Holdings has grown its earnings rapidly, up 62% a year for the past five years.

Many investors will assess a company's dividend performance by evaluating how much the dividend payments have changed over time. Since the start of our data, eight years ago, National Bank Holdings has lifted its dividend by approximately 19% a year on average. It's exciting to see that both earnings and dividends per share have grown rapidly over the past few years.

Final Takeaway

Has National Bank Holdings got what it takes to maintain its dividend payments? Typically, companies that are growing rapidly and paying out a low fraction of earnings are keeping the profits for reinvestment in the business. Perhaps even more importantly - this can sometimes signal management is focused on the long term future of the business. We think this is a pretty attractive combination, and would be interested in investigating National Bank Holdings more closely.

While it's tempting to invest in National Bank Holdings for the dividends alone, you should always be mindful of the risks involved. Our analysis shows 2 warning signs for National Bank Holdings that we strongly recommend you have a look at before investing in the company.

A common investment mistake is buying the first interesting stock you see. Here you can find a list of promising dividend stocks with a greater than 2% yield and an upcoming dividend.

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. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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