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Should You Buy NEUCA SA (WSE:NEU) For Its Dividend?

Yolanda Lovett

Dividends can be underrated but they form a large part of investment returns, playing an important role in compounding returns in the long run. NEUCA SA (WSE:NEU) has returned to shareholders over the past 10 years, an average dividend yield of 3.00% annually. Let’s dig deeper into whether NEUCA should have a place in your portfolio. View out our latest analysis for NEUCA

5 checks you should do on a dividend stock

When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)?
  • Has dividend per share amount increased over the past?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Will the company be able to keep paying dividend based on the future earnings growth?
WSE:NEU Historical Dividend Yield June 23rd 18

How does NEUCA fare?

NEUCA has a trailing twelve-month payout ratio of 30.51%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Furthermore, analysts have not forecasted a dividends per share for the future, which makes it hard to determine the yield shareholders should expect, and whether the current payout is sustainable, moving forward.

If there’s one type of stock you want to be reliable, it’s dividend stocks and their stable income-generating ability. In the case of NEU it has increased its DPS from PLN1.48 to PLN6.4 in the past 10 years. It has also been paying out dividend consistently during this time, as you’d expect for a company increasing its dividend levels. These are all positive signs of a great, reliable dividend stock.

Compared to its peers, NEUCA generates a yield of 2.24%, which is on the low-side for Healthcare stocks.

Next Steps:

Taking into account the dividend metrics, NEUCA ticks most of the boxes as a strong dividend investment, putting it in my list of top dividend payers. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I recommend taking sufficient time to understand its core business and determine whether the company and its investment properties suit your overall goals. Below, I’ve compiled three relevant aspects you should further examine:

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