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Donear Industries Limited (NSE:DONEAR) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A 0.6% Dividend

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Donear Industries Limited (NSE:DONEAR) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 3 days time. Investors can purchase shares before the 13th of September in order to be eligible for this dividend, which will be paid on the 23rd of October.

Donear Industries's next dividend payment will be ₹0.20 per share, and in the last 12 months, the company paid a total of ₹0.20 per share. Last year's total dividend payments show that Donear Industries has a trailing yield of 0.6% on the current share price of ₹32.1. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether Donear Industries's dividend is reliable and sustainable. As a result, readers should always check whether Donear Industries has been able to grow its dividends, or if the dividend might be cut.

View our latest analysis for Donear Industries

Dividends are typically paid from company earnings. If a company pays more in dividends than it earned in profit, then the dividend could be unsustainable. Donear Industries has a low and conservative payout ratio of just 7.2% of its income after tax. Yet cash flow is typically more important than profit for assessing dividend sustainability, so we should always check if the company generated enough cash to afford its dividend. The good news is it paid out just 3.4% of its free cash flow in the last year.

It's encouraging to see that the dividend is covered by both profit and cash flow. This generally suggests the dividend is sustainable, as long as earnings don't drop precipitously.

Click here to see how much of its profit Donear Industries paid out over the last 12 months.

NSEI:DONEAR Historical Dividend Yield, September 9th 2019

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 fall far enough, the company could be forced to cut its dividend. That's why it's comforting to see Donear Industries's earnings have been skyrocketing, up 31% per annum for the past five years. With earnings per share growing rapidly and the company sensibly reinvesting almost all of its profits within the business, Donear Industries looks like a promising growth company.

Another key way to measure a company's dividend prospects is by measuring its historical rate of dividend growth. Donear Industries's dividend payments per share have declined at 8.8% per year on average over the past 10 years, which is uninspiring. It's unusual to see earnings per share increasing at the same time as dividends per share have been in decline. We'd hope it's because the company is reinvesting heavily in its business, but it could also suggest business is lumpy.

Final Takeaway

From a dividend perspective, should investors buy or avoid Donear Industries? It's great that Donear Industries is growing earnings per share while simultaneously paying out a low percentage of both its earnings and cash flow. It's disappointing to see the dividend has been cut at least once in the past, but as things stand now, the low payout ratio suggests a conservative approach to dividends, which we like. It's a promising combination that should mark this company worthy of closer attention.

Curious about whether Donear Industries has been able to consistently generate growth? Here's a chart of its historical revenue and earnings growth.

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