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Should You Be Holding Dime Community Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:DCOM)?

I’ve been keeping an eye on Dime Community Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:DCOM) because I’m attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe DCOM has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a a great track record of performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Dime Community Bancshares here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend

Over the past year, DCOM has grown its earnings by 62%, with its most recent figure exceeding its annual average over the past five years. Not only did DCOM outperformed its past performance, its growth also exceeded the Mortgage industry expansion, which generated a 9.4% earnings growth. This paints a buoyant picture for the company.

NasdaqGS:DCOM Income Statement Export October 8th 18

DCOM has been able to reinvest its profits, as well as pay some out as dividends, which has been higher than the low-risk savings rate, compensating investors for taking the risk of holding a stock as opposed to riskless assets.

NasdaqGS:DCOM Historical Dividend Yield October 8th 18

Next Steps:

For Dime Community Bancshares, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for DCOM’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for DCOM’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is DCOM worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether DCOM is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of DCOM? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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.