On the 29 March 2019, Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD) will be paying shareholders an upcoming dividend amount of US$0.18 per share. However, investors must have bought the company’s stock before 18 March 2019 in order to qualify for the payment. That means you have only 4 days left! Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I take a deeper dive into Tailored Brands’s latest financial data to analyse its dividend attributes.
What Is A Dividend Rock Star?
It is a stock that pays a consistent, reliable and competitive dividend over a long period of time, and is expected to continue to pay in the same manner many years to come. More specifically:
- It is paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers
- It consistently pays out dividend without missing a payment or significantly cutting payout
- Its has increased its dividend per share amount over the past
- It is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings
- It is able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future
High Yield And Dependable
Tailored Brands currently yields 6.0%, which is high for Specialty Retail stocks. But the real reason Tailored Brands stands out is because it has a proven track record of continuously paying out this level of dividends, from earnings, to shareholders and can be expected to continue paying in the future. This is a highly desirable trait for a stock holding if you’re investor who wants a robust cash inflow from your portfolio over a long period of time.
If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. TLRD has increased its DPS from $0.28 to $0.72 in the past 10 years. During this period it has not missed a payment, as one would expect for a company increasing its dividend. This is an impressive feat, which makes TLRD a true dividend rockstar.
The company currently pays out 47% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect TLRD’s payout to fall to 27% of its earnings. Assuming a constant share price, this equates to a dividend yield of around 6.0%. However, EPS should increase to $2.25, 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.
Investors of Tailored Brands can continue to expect strong dividends from the stock. With its favorable dividend characteristics, if high income generation is still the goal for your portfolio, then Tailored Brands is one worth keeping around. However, given this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. There are three key aspects you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for TLRD’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for TLRD’s outlook.
- Valuation: What is TLRD 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 TLRD is currently mispriced by the market.
- Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there strong dividend payers with better fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.
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