LCNB (NASDAQ:LCNB) Will Pay A Larger Dividend Than Last Year At $0.21
LCNB Corp. (NASDAQ:LCNB) will increase its dividend from last year's comparable payment on the 15th of March to $0.21. This makes the dividend yield 4.6%, which is above the industry average.
See our latest analysis for LCNB
LCNB's Dividend Forecasted To Be Well Covered By Earnings
A big dividend yield for a few years doesn't mean much if it can't be sustained.
Having distributed dividends for at least 10 years, LCNB has a long history of paying out a part of its earnings to shareholders. Taking data from its last earnings report, calculating for the company's payout ratio shows 42%, which means that LCNB would be able to pay its last dividend without pressure on the balance sheet.
Looking forward, earnings per share could rise by 8.7% over the next year if the trend from the last few years continues. If the dividend continues along recent trends, we estimate the future payout ratio will be 40%, which is in the range that makes us comfortable with the sustainability of the dividend.
LCNB Has A Solid Track Record
The company has been paying a dividend for a long time, and it has been quite stable which gives us confidence in the future dividend potential. Since 2013, the dividend has gone from $0.64 total annually to $0.84. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 2.8% a year over that time. Although we can't deny that the dividend has been remarkably stable in the past, the growth has been pretty muted.
LCNB Could Grow Its Dividend
Investors who have held shares in the company for the past few years will be happy with the dividend income they have received. LCNB has impressed us by growing EPS at 8.7% per year over the past five years. The company is paying a reasonable amount of earnings to shareholders, and is growing earnings at a decent rate so we think it could be a decent dividend stock.
LCNB Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock
Overall, a dividend increase is always good, and we think that LCNB is a strong income stock thanks to its track record and growing earnings. Distributions are quite easily covered by earnings, which are also being converted to cash flows. All in all, this checks a lot of the boxes we look for when choosing an income stock.
Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. Meanwhile, despite the importance of dividend payments, they are not the only factors our readers should know when assessing a company. Now, if you want to look closer, it would be worth checking out our free research on LCNB management tenure, salary, and performance. Is LCNB not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.
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