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Should You Buy Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) For Its Dividend?

Brandie Wetzel

Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 2.2%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Superior Group of Companies should have a place in your portfolio.

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5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Is its annual yield among the top 25% of dividend-paying companies?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
NasdaqGM:SGC Historical Dividend Yield January 21st 19

Does Superior Group of Companies pass our checks?

Superior Group of Companies has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 40%, which means that the dividend is 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. Cash flow is important because companies with strong cash flow can usually sustain higher payout ratios.

If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. In the case of SGC it has increased its DPS from $0.27 to $0.40 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

Compared to its peers, Superior Group of Companies generates a yield of 2.2%, which is high for Luxury stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

Taking into account the dividend metrics, Superior Group of Companies ticks most of the boxes as a strong dividend investment, putting it in my list of top dividend payers. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. There are three key factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SGC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SGC’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has SGC’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  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.