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It Might Be Better To Avoid 63 moons technologies limited's (NSE:FINANTECH) Upcoming 1.8% Dividend

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Some investors rely on dividends for growing their wealth, and if you're one of those dividend sleuths, you might be intrigued to know that 63 moons technologies limited (NSE:FINANTECH) is about to go ex-dividend in just 2 days. This means that investors who purchase shares on or after the 9th of September will not receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 18th of October.

63 moons technologies's next dividend payment will be ₹2.00 per share, and in the last 12 months, the company paid a total of ₹2.00 per share. Looking at the last 12 months of distributions, 63 moons technologies has a trailing yield of approximately 1.8% on its current stock price of ₹108.7. We love seeing companies pay a dividend, but it's also important to be sure that laying the golden eggs isn't going to kill our golden goose! So we need to check whether the dividend payments are covered, and if earnings are growing.

See our latest analysis for 63 moons technologies

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. 63 moons technologies's dividend is not well covered by earnings, as the company lost money last year. This is not a sustainable state of affairs, so it would be worth investigating if earnings are expected to recover.

Click here to see how much of its profit 63 moons technologies paid out over the last 12 months.

NSEI:FINANTECH Historical Dividend Yield, September 6th 2019

Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?

Companies with falling earnings are riskier for dividend shareholders. Investors love dividends, so if earnings fall and the dividend is reduced, expect a stock to be sold off heavily at the same time. 63 moons technologies was unprofitable last year and, unfortunately, the general trend suggests its earnings have been in decline over the last 5 years, making us wonder if the dividend is sustainable at all.

The main way most investors will assess a company's dividend prospects is by checking the historical rate of dividend growth. 63 moons technologies has seen its dividend decline 13% per annum on average over the past 10 years, which is not great to see. It's never nice to see earnings and dividends falling, but at least management has cut the dividend rather than potentially risk the company's health in an attempt to maintain it.

We update our analysis on 63 moons technologies every 24 hours, so you can always get the latest insights on its financial health, here.

To Sum It Up

Has 63 moons technologies got what it takes to maintain its dividend payments? First, it's not great to see the company paying a dividend despite being loss-making over the last year. On the plus side, the dividend was covered by free cash flow. Bottom line: 63 moons technologies has some unfortunate characteristics that we think could lead to sub-optimal outcomes for dividend investors.

Curious about whether 63 moons technologies has been able to consistently generate growth? Here's a chart of its historical revenue and earnings growth.

If you're in the market for dividend stocks, we recommend checking our list of top dividend stocks with a greater than 2% yield and an upcoming dividend.

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