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Telford Homes Plc (LON:TEF) Should Be In Your Dividend Portfolio, Here’s Why

Telford Homes Plc (LON:TEF) is a true Dividend Rock Star. Its yield of 5.7% makes it one of the market’s top dividend payer. In the past ten years, Telford Homes has also grown its dividend from £0.10 to £0.17. Below, I have outlined more attractive dividend aspects for Telford Homes for income investors who may be interested in new dividend stocks for their portfolio.

Check out our latest analysis for Telford Homes

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 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

The company’s dividend yield stands at 5.7%, which is on the low-side for Consumer Durables stocks. But the real reason Telford Homes 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. TEF has increased its DPS from £0.10 to £0.17 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 TEF a true dividend rockstar.

Telford Homes has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 34%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a payout ratio of 34%, leading to a dividend yield of around 6.7%.

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:

Telford Homes’s strong dividend attributes make it, without a doubt, a stock dividend investors should be considering for their portfolios. 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 factors you should further examine:

  1. Historical Performance: What has TEF’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Management Team: An experienced management team on the helm increases our confidence in the business – take a look at who sits on Telford Homes’s board and the CEO’s back ground.
  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.