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Richmond Mutual Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBI) Stock Goes Ex-Dividend In Just Four Days

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Richmond Mutual Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBI) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in four days. Ex-dividend means that investors that purchase the stock on or after the 2nd of September will not receive this dividend, which will be paid on the 17th of September.

Richmond Mutual Bancorporation's next dividend payment will be US$0.05 per share, on the back of last year when the company paid a total of US$0.20 to shareholders. Looking at the last 12 months of distributions, Richmond Mutual Bancorporation has a trailing yield of approximately 1.7% on its current stock price of $11.44. Dividends are an important source of income to many shareholders, but the health of the business is crucial to maintaining those dividends. So we need to check whether the dividend payments are covered, and if earnings are growing.

View our latest analysis for Richmond Mutual Bancorporation

If a company pays out more in dividends than it earned, then the dividend might become unsustainable - hardly an ideal situation. Richmond Mutual Bancorporation lost money last year, so the fact that it's paying a dividend is certainly disconcerting. There might be a good reason for this, but we'd want to look into it further before getting comfortable.

Click here to see how much of its profit Richmond Mutual Bancorporation paid out over the last 12 months.

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Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?

Stocks with flat earnings can still be attractive dividend payers, but it is important to be more conservative with your approach and demand a greater margin for safety when it comes to dividend sustainability. If earnings fall far enough, the company could be forced to cut its dividend.

Richmond Mutual Bancorporation also issued more than 5% of its market cap in new stock during the past year, which we feel is likely to hurt its dividend prospects in the long run. Trying to grow the dividend while issuing large amounts of new shares reminds us of the ancient Greek tale of Sisyphus - perpetually pushing a boulder uphill.

This is Richmond Mutual Bancorporation's first year of paying a dividend, which is exciting for shareholders - but it does mean there's no dividend history to examine.

We update our analysis on Richmond Mutual Bancorporation every 24 hours, so you can always get the latest insights on its financial health, here.

Final Takeaway

Is Richmond Mutual Bancorporation an attractive dividend stock, or better left on the shelf? It's hard to get past the idea of Richmond Mutual Bancorporation paying a dividend despite reporting a loss over the past year - especially when the general trend in its earnings also looks to be negative. This is not an overtly appealing combination of characteristics, and we're just not that interested in this company's dividend.

With that being said, if you're still considering Richmond Mutual Bancorporation as an investment, you'll find it beneficial to know what risks this stock is facing. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 1 warning sign for Richmond Mutual Bancorporation you should know about.

A common investment mistake is buying the first interesting stock you see. Here you can find a list of promising dividend stocks with a greater than 2% yield and an upcoming dividend.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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