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Is Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CVLY) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?

Jacob Boyd

A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CVLY) has returned to shareholders over the past 10 years, an average dividend yield of 3.00% annually. Does Codorus Valley Bancorp tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis. See our latest analysis for Codorus Valley Bancorp

5 checks you should do on 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 its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown 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:CVLY Historical Dividend Yield June 26th 18

How does Codorus Valley Bancorp fare?

Codorus Valley Bancorp has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 38.02%, 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 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. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.

Compared to its peers, Codorus Valley Bancorp produces a yield of 2.04%, which is on the low-side for Banks stocks.

Next Steps:

Taking all the above into account, Codorus Valley Bancorp is a complicated pick for dividend investors given that there are a couple of positive things about it as well as negative. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. 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. Below, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CVLY’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CVLY’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has CVLY’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. 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 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.