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Power Integrations' (NASDAQ:POWI) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

·2 min read

The board of Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 31st of March to US$0.18. Despite this raise, the dividend yield of 0.7% is only a modest boost to shareholder returns.

Check out our latest analysis for Power Integrations

Power Integrations' Payment Has Solid Earnings Coverage

It would be nice for the yield to be higher, but we should also check if higher levels of dividend payment would be sustainable. However, prior to this announcement, Power Integrations' dividend was comfortably covered by both cash flow and earnings. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

The next year is set to see EPS grow by 12.6%. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 21% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.

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Power Integrations Has A Solid Track Record

Even over a long history of paying dividends, the company's distributions have been remarkably stable. The dividend has gone from US$0.10 in 2012 to the most recent annual payment of US$0.72. This means that it has been growing its distributions at 22% per annum over that time. We can see that payments have shown some very nice upward momentum without faltering, which provides some reassurance that future payments will also be reliable.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

The company's investors will be pleased to have been receiving dividend income for some time. Power Integrations has seen EPS rising for the last five years, at 27% per annum. Rapid earnings growth and a low payout ratio suggest this company has been effectively reinvesting in its business. Should that continue, this company could have a bright future.

Power Integrations Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock

Overall, we think this could be an attractive income stock, and it is only getting better by paying a higher dividend this year. The company is easily earning enough to cover its dividend payments and it is great to see that these earnings are being translated into cash flow. All of these factors considered, we think this has solid potential as a dividend stock.

Investors generally tend to favour companies with a consistent, stable dividend policy as opposed to those operating an irregular one. Meanwhile, despite the importance of dividend payments, they are not the only factors our readers should know when assessing a company. For instance, we've picked out 1 warning sign for Power Integrations that investors should take into consideration. Is Power Integrations not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.

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