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Why Kronos Worldwide Inc (NYSE:KRO) Should Be In Your Portfolio

Kronos Worldwide Inc ( NYSE:KRO ) has pleased shareholders over the past 10 years, by paying out dividends. The company currently pays out a dividend yield of 4.1% to shareholders, making it a relatively attractive dividend stock. Does Kronos Worldwide tick all the boxes of a great dividend stock? Below, I’ll take you through my analysis.

See our latest analysis for Kronos Worldwide

5 checks you should do on 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?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
  • Can it afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings?
  • Will it have the ability to keep paying its dividends going forward?
NYSE:KRO Historical Dividend Yield September 27th 18

Does Kronos Worldwide pass our checks?

The company currently pays out 27.5% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. In the near future, analysts are predicting a payout ratio of 29.8%, leading to a dividend yield of 4.4%.

If you want to dive deeper into the sustainability of a certain payout ratio, you may wish to consider the cash flow of the business . Companies with strong cash flow can sustain a higher payout ratio, while companies with weaker cash flow generally cannot.

If there is one thing that you want to be reliable in your life, it’s dividend stocks and their constant income stream. 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, Kronos Worldwide produces a yield of 4.1%, which is high for Chemicals stocks.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, Kronos Worldwide is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. 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. There are three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook : What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for KRO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for KRO’s outlook.
  2. Valuation : What is KRO 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 KRO 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 .

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 .