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Should Renk Aktiengesellschaft (FRA:ZAR) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?

Heidi Stubbs

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Renk Aktiengesellschaft (FRA:ZAR) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 2.3%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Renk should have a place in your portfolio.

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5 questions to ask before buying a dividend stock

When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:

  • 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 it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?
  • Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
DB:ZAR Historical Dividend Yield January 14th 19

Does Renk pass our checks?

Renk has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 43%, which means that the dividend is 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.

If you want to dive deeper into the sustainability of a certain payout ratio, you may wish to consider the cash flow of the business. Cash flow is important because companies with strong cash flow can usually sustain higher payout ratios.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. In the case of ZAR it has increased its DPS from €1.8 to €2.2 in the past 10 years. During this period it has not missed a payment, as one would expect for a company increasing its dividend. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

Compared to its peers, Renk has a yield of 2.3%, which is on the low-side for Auto Components stocks.

Next Steps:

With this in mind, I definitely rank Renk 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. I’ve put together three fundamental factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ZAR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ZAR’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has ZAR’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. 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.