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Here’s What We Like About Beijing New Building Materials’ (SZSE:000786) Upcoming Dividend

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Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it’s exciting to see Beijing New Building Materials Public Limited Company (SZSE:000786) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 3 days. The ex-dividend date is one business day before a company’s record date, which is the date on which the company determines which shareholders are entitled to receive a dividend. The ex-dividend date is important because any transaction on a stock needs to have been settled before the record date in order to be eligible for a dividend. Thus, you can purchase Beijing New Building Materials’ shares before the 19th of June in order to receive the dividend, which the company will pay on the 19th of June.

The company’s upcoming dividend is CN¥0.835 a share, following on from the last 12 months, when the company distributed a total of CN¥0.83 per share to shareholders. Last year’s total dividend payments show that Beijing New Building Materials has a trailing yield of 2.6% on the current share price of CN¥31.95. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether Beijing New Building Materials’s dividend is reliable and sustainable. That’s why we should always check whether the dividend payments appear sustainable, and if the company is growing.

Check out our latest analysis for Beijing New Building Materials

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 Beijing New Building Materials’s payout ratio is modest, at just 38% of profit. Yet cash flows are even more important than profits for assessing a dividend, so we need to see if the company generated enough cash to pay its distribution. Fortunately, it paid out only 31% of its free cash flow in the past year.

It’s encouraging to see that the dividend is covered by both profit and cash flow. This generally suggests the dividend is sustainable, as long as earnings don’t drop precipitously.

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

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SZSE:000786 Historic Dividend June 15th 2024

Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing?

Companies with consistently growing earnings per share generally make the best dividend stocks, as they usually find it easier to grow dividends per share. Investors love dividends, so if earnings fall and the dividend is reduced, expect a stock to be sold off heavily at the same time. This is why it’s a relief to see Beijing New Building Materials earnings per share are up 8.7% per annum over the last five years. The company is retaining more than half of its earnings within the business, and it has been growing earnings at a decent rate. Organisations that reinvest heavily in themselves typically get stronger over time, which can bring attractive benefits such as stronger earnings and dividends.

The main way most investors will assess a company’s dividend prospects is by checking the historical rate of dividend growth. Beijing New Building Materials has delivered 15% dividend growth per year on average over the past 10 years. It’s encouraging to see the company lifting dividends while earnings are growing, suggesting at least some corporate interest in rewarding shareholders.

To Sum It Up

Should investors buy Beijing New Building Materials for the upcoming dividend? Earnings per share growth has been growing somewhat, and Beijing New Building Materials is paying out less than half its earnings and cash flow as dividends. This is interesting for a few reasons, as it suggests management may be reinvesting heavily in the business, but it also provides room to increase the dividend in time. We would prefer to see earnings growing faster, but the best dividend stocks over the long term typically combine significant earnings per share growth with a low payout ratio, and Beijing New Building Materials is halfway there. Beijing New Building Materials looks solid on this analysis overall, and we’d definitely consider investigating it more closely.

With that in mind, a critical part of thorough stock research is being aware of any risks that stock currently faces. Every company has risks, and we’ve spotted 1 warning sign for Beijing New Building Materials you should know about.

Generally, we wouldn’t recommend just buying the first dividend stock you see. Here’s a curated list of interesting stocks that are strong dividend payers.

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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. 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.

Valuation is complex, but we’re helping make it simple.

Find out whether Beijing New Building Materials is potentially over or undervalued by checking out our comprehensive analysis, which includes fair value estimates, risks and warnings, dividends, insider transactions and financial health.

View the Free Analysis

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email [email protected]

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