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Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE:TPR) Is A Real Dividend Rock Star - Here Is Why

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Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE:TPR) is a true Dividend Rock Star. Its yield of 4.0% makes it one of the market's top dividend payer. In the past ten years, Tapestry has also grown its dividend from $0.30 to $1.35. Below, I have outlined more attractive dividend aspects for Tapestry for income investors who may be interested in new dividend stocks for their portfolio.

Check out our latest analysis for Tapestry

What Is A Dividend Rock Star?

It is a stock that pays a consistent, reliable and competitive dividend over a long period of time, and is expected to continue to pay in the same manner many years to come. 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 dividend per share amount has increased 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

The company's dividend yield stands at 4.0%, which is high for Luxury stocks. But the real reason Tapestry stands out is because it has a proven track record of continuously paying out this level of dividends, from earnings, to shareholders and can be expected to continue paying in the future. This is a highly desirable trait for a stock holding if you're investor who wants a robust cash inflow from your portfolio over a long period of time.

NYSE:TPR Historical Dividend Yield, April 2nd 2019

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it's dividend stocks and their constant income stream. TPR has increased its DPS from $0.30 to $1.35 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. This is an impressive feat, which makes TPR a true dividend rockstar.

The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 53%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect TPR's payout to fall to 47% of its earnings. Assuming a constant share price, this equates to a dividend yield of around 4.3%. However, EPS should increase to $2.57, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

When considering the sustainability of dividends, it is also worth checking the cash flow of a company. A company with strong cash flow, relative to earnings, can sometimes sustain a high pay out ratio.

Next Steps:

Tapestry ticks all the boxes for what I look for in a dividend stock. If you are looking to build an income focused portfolio, this could be one to include. However, given this is purely a dividend analysis, you should always research extensively before deciding whether or not a stock is an appropriate investment for you. I always recommend analysing the company's fundamentals and underlying business before making an investment decision. I've put together three key aspects you should further examine:

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

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