Opinions of the company International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:IGIC) is about to sell off the old stock over the next four days. The ex-dividend date is usually set to be one business day before the record date which is the last day you must appear on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The delivery date of the previously issued share is an important date to know because any purchase of goods made on or after this date may mean a late return that is not reflected on the registered date. Therefore, if you buy International General Insurance Holdings’ shares on or after 1 September, you will not be eligible to receive the dividend, when it is paid on 20 September.
The company’s upcoming dividend is $0.01 per share, following from the previous 12 months, when the company distributed $0.26 per share to shareholders. Looking at the last 12 months of distributions, International General Insurance Holdings has a trailing yield of 3.4% at its current price of $7.7. We love to see companies pay dividends, but it’s also important to make sure that laying the golden eggs doesn’t kill our golden goose! As a result, readers should regularly check whether International General Insurance Holdings has been able to increase its earnings, or whether the dividend could be reduced.
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Dividends are paid out of a company’s earnings, so if a company pays out more than it earns, its dividend is often at greater risk of being cut. International General Insurance Holdings has a low and stable interest rate of just 18% of its after-tax earnings.
Companies that pay less than their earnings usually have fixed dividends. The lower the wage ratio, the more flexibility a business has before being forced to cut profits.
Click here to see how much profit International General Insurance Holdings has paid in the last 12 months.
Have Earnings And Profits Been Growing?
Stocks in companies that generate stable profits often make the best prospects for shareholders, because it’s easier to raise profits when profits rise. If profits fall enough, the company will be forced to reduce its share. That’s why it’s comforting to see International General Insurance Holdings’ earnings soar, up 40% annually for the past five years.
The main way that many investors evaluate a company’s share price is by looking at its dividend growth history. Over the past two years, International General Insurance Holdings has increased its dividend by approximately 20% per year on average. It’s nice to see earnings per share grow rapidly over several years, and earnings per share grow along with it.
From a dividend perspective, should investors buy or avoid International General Insurance Holdings? Companies such as International General Insurance Holdings that are growing rapidly and paying low dividends, are often making significant returns on their business. This strategy can add significant value to shareholders over time – as long as they do it without issuing too many new shares. We think this is an attractive combination, and we would be interested in taking a closer look at International General Insurance Holdings.
While it may be tempting to invest in International General Insurance Holdings for your own personal gain, you should always remember the risks involved. We have identified three warning signs and International General Insurance Holdings (at least 1 we can’t ignore), I understand it should be part of your investment plan.
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