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Is SkiStar AB (publ) (STO:SKIS B) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?

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Dividends play an important role in compounding returns in the long run and end up forming a sizeable part of investment returns. Historically, SkiStar AB (publ) ( STO:SKIS B ) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. Today it yields 3.4%. Does SkiStar tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I'll take you through my analysis.

See our latest analysis for SkiStar

5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

  • Is it paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has the amount of dividend per share grown over the past?
  • Is is able to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
OM:SKIS B Historical Dividend Yield, April 1st 2019

How well does SkiStar fit our criteria?

The company currently pays out 47% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a higher payout ratio of 66% which, assuming the share price stays the same, leads to a dividend yield of 3.9%. However, EPS is forecasted to fall to SEK6.65 in the upcoming year. Therefore, although payout is expected to increase, the fall in earnings may not equate to higher dividend income.

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's one type of stock you want to be reliable, it's dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Investors have seen reductions in the dividend per share in the past, although, it has picked up again.

Compared to its peers, SkiStar has a yield of 3.4%, which is on the low-side for Hospitality stocks.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, SkiStar is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. Below, I've compiled three essential aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook : What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SKIS B’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SKIS B’s outlook.
  2. Valuation : What is SKIS B 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 SKIS B is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars : Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here .

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

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