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Precision Wires India Ltd (NSE:PRECWIRE): What You Have To Know Before Buying For The Upcoming Dividend

Jason Fuller

Investors who want to cash in on Precision Wires India Ltd’s (NSE:PRECWIRE) upcoming dividend of ₹2.50 per share have only 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 29 August 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 08 October 2018. Is this future income a persuasive enough catalyst for investors to think about Precision Wires India as an investment today? Below, I’m going to look at the latest data and analyze the stock and its dividend property in further detail.

View our latest analysis for Precision Wires India

5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
NSEI:PRECWIRE Historical Dividend Yield August 26th 18

How does Precision Wires India fare?

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 27.1%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by 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.

Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Shareholders would have seen a few years of reduced payments in this time.

Compared to its peers, Precision Wires India produces a yield of 1.8%, which is high for Electrical stocks.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank Precision Wires India as a strong dividend stock, and makes it worth further research for anyone who likes steady income generation from their portfolio. 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. There are three pertinent aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for PRECWIRE’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for PRECWIRE’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is PRECWIRE 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 PRECWIRE is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.