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Should Gr Sarantis SA (ATH:SAR) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?

A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Gr Sarantis SA (ATH:SAR) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 1.9%. Should it have a place in your portfolio? Let’s take a look at Gr. Sarantis in more detail.

See our latest analysis for Gr. Sarantis

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • 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 its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
ATSE:SAR Historical Dividend Yield October 3rd 18

How does Gr. Sarantis fare?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 35%, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect SAR’s payout to fall to 30% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of 2.1%. However, EPS should increase to €0.48, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

When thinking about whether a dividend is sustainable, another factor to consider is the cash flow. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Although SAR’s per share payments have increased in the past 10 years, it has not been a completely smooth ride. Shareholders would have seen a few years of reduced payments in this time.

Compared to its peers, Gr. Sarantis has a yield of 1.9%, which is on the low-side for Personal Products stocks.

Next Steps:

With these dividend metrics in mind, I definitely rank Gr. Sarantis as a strong income stock, and is worth further research for anyone who considers dividends an important part of their portfolio strategy. 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. Below, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should further examine:

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