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T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A US$0.90 Dividend

Simply Wall St
·3 mins read

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in four days. This means that investors who purchase shares on or after the 14th of September will not receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 29th of September.

T. Rowe Price Group's next dividend payment will be US$0.90 per share, on the back of last year when the company paid a total of US$3.60 to shareholders. Based on the last year's worth of payments, T. Rowe Price Group has a trailing yield of 2.8% on the current stock price of $127.96. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether T. Rowe Price Group's dividend is reliable and sustainable. So we need to check whether the dividend payments are covered, and if earnings are growing.

See our latest analysis for T. Rowe Price Group

Dividends are usually paid out of company profits, so if a company pays out more than it earned then its dividend is usually at greater risk of being cut. Fortunately T. Rowe Price Group's payout ratio is modest, at just 39% of profit.

Companies that pay out less in dividends than they earn in profits generally have more sustainable dividends. The lower the payout ratio, the more wiggle room the business has before it could be forced to cut the dividend.

Click here to see the company's payout ratio, plus analyst estimates of its future dividends.


Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?

Stocks in companies that generate sustainable earnings growth often make the best dividend prospects, as it is easier to lift the dividend when earnings are rising. If earnings decline and the company is forced to cut its dividend, investors could watch the value of their investment go up in smoke. For this reason, we're glad to see T. Rowe Price Group's earnings per share have risen 13% per annum over the last five years.

Another key way to measure a company's dividend prospects is by measuring its historical rate of dividend growth. Since the start of our data, 10 years ago, T. Rowe Price Group has lifted its dividend by approximately 14% a year on average. Both per-share earnings and dividends have both been growing rapidly in recent times, which is great to see.

Final Takeaway

Has T. Rowe Price Group got what it takes to maintain its dividend payments? Typically, companies that are growing rapidly and paying out a low fraction of earnings are keeping the profits for reinvestment in the business. This is one of the most attractive investment combinations under this analysis, as it can create substantial value for investors over the long run. In summary, T. Rowe Price Group appears to have some promise as a dividend stock, and we'd suggest taking a closer look at it.

On that note, you'll want to research what risks T. Rowe Price Group is facing. To help with this, we've discovered 1 warning sign for T. Rowe Price Group that you should be aware of before investing in their shares.

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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