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Should China Oriental Group Company Limited (HKG:581) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?

Yolanda Lovett

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. China Oriental Group Company Limited (SEHK:581) has returned to shareholders over the past 10 years, an average dividend yield of 2.00% annually. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at China Oriental Group in more detail. Check out our latest analysis for China Oriental Group

How I analyze a dividend stock

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

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Is it able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
SEHK:581 Historical Dividend Yield Feb 23rd 18

Does China Oriental Group pass our checks?

China Oriental Group has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 24.21%, 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. If dividend is a key criteria in your investment consideration, then you need to make sure the dividend stock you’re eyeing out is reliable in its payments. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again. Compared to its peers, China Oriental Group has a yield of 4.06%, which is high for Metals and Mining stocks.

Next Steps:

Keeping in mind the dividend characteristics above, China Oriental Group is definitely worth considering for investors looking to build a dedicated income 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. I’ve put together three relevant factors you should look at:


To help readers see pass 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.