Tourmaline Oil Stock – Tourmaline Oil’s (TSE:TOU) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year
Tourmaline Oil Corp.’s (TSE:TOU) dividend will be increasing to CA$0.16 on 30th of June. Even though the dividend went up, the yield is still quite low at only 1.7%.
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Tourmaline Oil’s Payment Has Solid Earnings Coverage
Even a low dividend yield can be attractive if it is sustained for years on end. Before making this announcement, Tourmaline Oil was easily earning enough to cover the dividend. As a result, a large proportion of what it earned was being reinvested back into the business.
Over the next year, EPS is forecast to fall by 3.6%. If the dividend continues along recent trends, we estimate the payout ratio could be 19%, which we consider to be quite comfortable, with most of the company’s earnings left over to grow the business in the future.
Tourmaline Oil Is Still Building Its Track Record
The company has maintained a consistent dividend for a few years now, but we would like to see a longer track record before relying on it. The dividend has gone from CA$0.32 in 2018 to the most recent annual payment of CA$0.64. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 26% a year over that time. It is always nice to see strong dividend growth, but with such a short payment history we wouldn’t be inclined to rely on it until a longer track record can be developed.
The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow
The company’s investors will be pleased to have been receiving dividend income for some time. It’s encouraging to see Tourmaline Oil has been growing its earnings per share at 105% a year over the past five years. Earnings per share is growing at a solid clip, and the payout ratio is low which we think is an ideal combination in a dividend stock as the company can quite easily raise the dividend in the future.
We Really Like Tourmaline Oil’s Dividend
Overall, we think this could be an attractive income stock, and it is only getting better by paying a higher dividend this year. The company is generating plenty of cash, and the earnings also quite easily cover the distributions. If earnings do fall over the next 12 months, the dividend could be buffeted a little bit, but we don’t think it should cause too much of a problem in the long term. All of these factors considered, we think this has solid potential as a dividend stock.
Companies possessing a stable dividend policy will likely enjoy greater investor interest than those suffering from a more inconsistent approach. However, there are other things to consider for investors when analysing stock performance. As an example, we’ve identified 4 warning signs for Tourmaline Oil that you should be aware of before investing. Looking for more high-yielding dividend ideas? Try our curated list of strong dividend payers.
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