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Super Retail Group Limited (ASX:SUL) Should Be In Your Dividend Portfolio, Here’s Why

Over the past 10 years Super Retail Group Limited (ASX:SUL) has grown its dividend payouts from A$0.13 to A$0.49. With a market cap of AU$1.5b, Super Retail Group pays out 75% of its earnings, leading to a 6.5% yield. Let me elaborate on you why the stock stands out for income investors like myself.

View our latest analysis for Super Retail Group

What Is A Dividend Rock Star?

It is a stock that pays a reliable and steady dividend over the past decade, at a rate that is competitive relative to the other dividend-paying companies on the market. More specifically:

  • It is paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers
  • It consistently pays out dividend without missing a payment or significantly cutting payout
  • Its has increased its dividend per share amount over the past
  • It can afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings
  • It is able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future

High Yield And Dependable

Super Retail Group’s yield sits at 6.5%, which is high for Specialty Retail stocks. But the real reason Super Retail Group stands out is because it has a high chance of being able to continue to pay dividend at this level for years to come, something that is quite desirable if you are looking to create a portfolio that generates a steady stream of income.

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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 SUL it has increased its DPS from A$0.13 to A$0.49 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

Super Retail Group has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 75%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect SUL’s payout to fall to 66% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of around 7.2%. However, EPS should increase to A$0.77, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

When thinking about whether a dividend is sustainable, another factor to consider is the cash flow. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.

Next Steps:

Investors of Super Retail Group can continue to expect strong dividends from the stock. With its favorable dividend characteristics, if high income generation is still the goal for your portfolio, then Super Retail Group is one worth keeping around. However, given this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

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