Aroundtown Sa (ETR:AT1) cover image
321 Reads (3 mins read)

Should holders of Aroundtown Sa expect a dividend payout?

22nd May by Ben Hobson

Dividend payouts are a vital part of the return that investors get from owning stocks over time. Given the volatility in financial markets caused by Covid however, it is becoming difficult to assess whether dividend forecasts are still useful. Could companies with even the most impressive track records for paying them cancel them in an effort to preserve cash?

For Aroundtown Sa (ETR:AT1), the data suggests that the dividend is safe for now. Below I'll go through three measures which show that the dividend exhibits safe characteristics. 

GET MORE DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS INTO ETR:AT1 »

What makes a reliable dividend payer

1. Dividend safety

It’s important to know that a dividend is affordable, especially in times where there is a need to save cash. For this, you can use Dividend Cover – a go-to measure of a company's net income over the dividend paid to shareholders. It’s calculated as earnings per share divided by the dividend per share and helps to indicate how sustainable a dividend is.

Companies with a dividend cover of less than 1x suggest that the company can’t fund the payout from its current year earnings - and might be relying on other sources of funds to pay it. In present times, it must be asked how easy it is going to be to raise capital in order to simply pay a dividend.

  • Aroundtown Sa has dividend cover of 2.92.

2. High (but not excessive) dividend yield

High dividend yields are obviously appealing – but be careful of excessively high yields because they can be a sign of underlying problems. When the market suspects a company may be unable to sustain its dividend, the share price will fall, which in turn pushes the yield higher. A dividend yield of 10% or greater is a signal that a dividend may be too good to be true.

  • Aroundtown Sa is a player in the Real Estate Operations industry. It has a dividend yield of 6.27%.

3. Dividend growth

Another important marker in assessing the reliability of a dividend is a track record of dividend growth - which can usually be used as evidence that the growth will continue. Consistent dividend growth can be a pointer to companies that are carefully managing their payout policies - and rewarding their shareholders over time. Rather than aggressively dishing out earnings, dividend growth companies tend to have more modest yields, but are better at sustaining their payouts.

  • Aroundtown Sa has increased its dividend payout 4 times over the past 10 years - and the dividend per share is forecast to grow by 7.50% in the coming year.

Next steps

With these three important rules, you can track down shares that offer a reasonable yield, with a record of growth and safety. On this basis, Aroundtown Sa could be worth a closer look.

To find out more you might want to take a look at the Aroundtown Sa StockReport from the award-winning research platform, Stockopedia. StockReports contain a goldmine of information in a single page and can help to inform your investment decisions.

To find more stocks like Aroundtown Sa, you'll need to equip yourself with professional-grade data and screening tools. This kind of information has traditionally been closely guarded by professional fund managers. But our team of financial analysts have carefully constructed this screen - Stockopedia’s Dividend Stock Ideas - which gives you everything you need. So why not come and take a look?

Plus, if you’d like to discover more about dividend investing, you can read our free ebook: How to Make Money in Dividend Stocks.

Share this article
As per our Terms of Use, Stockopedia is a financial news & data site, discussion forum and content aggregator. Our site should be used for educational & informational purposes only. We do not provide investment advice, recommendations or views as to whether an investment or strategy is suited to the investment needs of a specific individual. You should make your own decisions and seek independent professional advice before doing so. Remember: Shares can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance & investors may not get back the amount invested.
Share Price
€5.37
Change Today
8.66%
Aroundtown Sa ( )

Stockopedia is here to help individual investors beat the markets by being the very best in stock analysis, research & community. Take a 30 day free trial of our extensive multi-award winning service and find out why more than ten thousand global investors can't live without it.

© Stockopedia 2020, Refinitiv, Share Data Services.
This site cannot substitute for professional investment advice or independent factual verification. To use it, you must accept our Terms of Use, Privacy and Disclaimer policies.