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Read This Before Buying Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTS) For Its Dividend

Ray Foley

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A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTS) has paid a dividend to shareholders in the last few years. It currently yields 2.6%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Tile Shop Holdings should have a place in your portfolio.

See our latest analysis for Tile Shop Holdings

Here’s how I find good dividend stocks

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • Is it the top 25% annual dividend yield payer?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it be able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future?
NASDAQGS:TTS Historical Dividend Yield February 1st 19

How does Tile Shop Holdings fare?

The company currently pays out more than double of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing trailing twelve-month data, meaning that the dividend is predominantly funded by retained earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a more sensible payout ratio of 63% which, assuming the share price stays the same, leads to a dividend yield of 2.6%. Furthermore, EPS should increase to $0.26, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

When considering the sustainability of dividends, it is also worth checking the cash flow of a company. Companies with strong cash flow can sustain a higher payout ratio, while companies with weaker cash flow generally cannot.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. Unfortunately, it is really too early to view Tile Shop Holdings as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 2 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.

Relative to peers, Tile Shop Holdings generates a yield of 2.6%, which is high for Specialty Retail stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

Now you know to keep in mind the reason why investors should be careful investing in Tile Shop Holdings for the dividend. But if you are not exclusively a dividend investor, the stock could still be an interesting investment opportunity. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company’s fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. There are three fundamental aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for TTS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for TTS’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has TTS’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. 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.