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CVR Energy Inc (NYSE:CVI): Ex-Dividend Is In 4 Days

Important news for shareholders and potential investors in CVR Energy Inc (NYSE:CVI): The dividend payment of US$0.75 per share will be distributed to shareholders on 12 November 2018, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 02 November 2018. Should you diversify into CVR Energy and boost your portfolio income stream? Well, keep on reading because today, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail.

View our latest analysis for CVR Energy

5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
NYSE:CVI Historical Dividend Yield October 28th 18

Does CVR Energy pass our checks?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 55%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. Going forward, analysts expect CVI’s payout to increase to 87% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of 7.3%.

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 business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.

If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. The reality is that it is too early to consider CVR Energy as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 6 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

Compared to its peers, CVR Energy generates a yield of 7.3%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

Taking into account the dividend metrics, CVR Energy 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, 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 key factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CVI’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CVI’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is CVI 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 CVI is currently mispriced by the market.
  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.