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Silvercrest Asset Management Group's (NASDAQ:SAMG) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SAMG) will increase its dividend on the 15th of September to $0.19, which is 5.6% higher than last year's payment from the same period of $0.18. This takes the dividend yield to 3.5%, which shareholders will be pleased with.

View our latest analysis for Silvercrest Asset Management Group

Silvercrest Asset Management Group's Earnings Easily Cover The Distributions

A big dividend yield for a few years doesn't mean much if it can't be sustained. Before making this announcement, Silvercrest Asset Management Group was easily earning enough to cover the dividend. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

Over the next year, EPS is forecast to fall by 2.8%. If the dividend continues along the path it has been on recently, we estimate the payout ratio could be 64%, which is comfortable for the company to continue in the future.


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Has A Solid Track Record

The company has been paying a dividend for a long time, and it has been quite stable which gives us confidence in the future dividend potential. The dividend has gone from an annual total of $0.48 in 2013 to the most recent total annual payment of $0.72. This implies that the company grew its distributions at a yearly rate of about 4.1% over that duration. Slow and steady dividend growth might not sound that exciting, but dividends have been stable for ten years, which we think makes this a fairly attractive offer.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

The company's investors will be pleased to have been receiving dividend income for some time. It's encouraging to see that Silvercrest Asset Management Group has been growing its earnings per share at 10% a year over the past five years. With a decent amount of growth and a low payout ratio, we think this bodes well for Silvercrest Asset Management Group's prospects of growing its dividend payments in the future.

We Really Like Silvercrest Asset Management Group's Dividend

Overall, a dividend increase is always good, and we think that Silvercrest Asset Management Group is a strong income stock thanks to its track record and growing earnings. The distributions are easily covered by earnings, and there is plenty of cash being generated as well. However, it is worth noting that the earnings are expected to fall over the next year, which may not change the long term outlook, but could affect the dividend payment in the next 12 months. Taking this all into consideration, this looks like it could be a good dividend opportunity.

Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. At the same time, there are other factors our readers should be conscious of before pouring capital into a stock. As an example, we've identified 1 warning sign for Silvercrest Asset Management Group that you should be aware of before investing. Looking for more high-yielding dividend ideas? Try our collection of strong dividend payers.

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