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North European Oil Royalty Trust (NYSE:NRT): Dividend Is Coming In 2 Days, Should You Buy?

Pam Parks

Investors who want to cash in on North European Oil Royalty Trust’s (NYSE:NRT) upcoming dividend of $0.17 per share have only 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 15 February 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 28 February 2018. Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I take a deeper dive into North European Oil Royalty Trust’s latest financial data to analyse its dividend attributes. View our latest analysis for North European Oil Royalty Trust

5 questions to ask before buying a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
NYSE:NRT Historical Dividend Yield Feb 12th 18

Does North European Oil Royalty Trust pass our checks?

North European Oil Royalty Trust has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 99.41%, which means that the dividend is not well-covered by its earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward. If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Dividend payments from North European Oil Royalty Trust have been volatile in the past 10 years, with some years experiencing significant drops of over 25%. These characteristics do not bode well for income investors seeking reliable stream of dividends. In terms of its peers, North European Oil Royalty Trust produces a yield of 9.15%, which is high for Oil and Gas stocks.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in North European Oil Royalty Trust for the dividend. On the other hand, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still be offering some interesting investment opportunities. Given that 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. I’ve put together three relevant aspects you should further examine:


To help readers see pass 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.