A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. Historically, Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ:GPIC) has paid dividends to shareholders, and these days it yields 1.3%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Gaming Partners International should have a place in your portfolio.
5 questions I ask before picking a dividend stock
When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas:
- Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers?
- Has it paid dividend every year without dramatically reducing payout in the past?
- Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
- Is its earnings sufficient to payout dividend at the current rate?
- Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
How does Gaming Partners International fare?
Gaming Partners International has a negative payout ratio, which means that it is loss-making, and paying its dividend from its retained earnings.
When assessing the forecast sustainability of a dividend it is also worth considering the cash flow of the business. A business with strong cash flow can sustain a higher divided payout ratio than a company with weak cash flow.
If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. The reality is that it is too early to consider Gaming Partners International as a dividend investment. It has only been consistently paying dividends for 8 years, however, standard practice for reliable payers is to look for a 10-year minimum track record.
In terms of its peers, Gaming Partners International produces a yield of 1.3%, which is on the low-side for Hospitality stocks.
After digging a little deeper into Gaming Partners International’s yield, it’s easy to see why you should be cautious investing in the company just for the dividend. On the other hand, if you are not strictly just a dividend investor, the stock could still be offering some interesting investment opportunities. Given that 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 pertinent factors you should further research:
- Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for GPIC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for GPIC’s outlook.
- Valuation: What is GPIC 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 GPIC is currently mispriced by the market.
- Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.
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