Our analysis is based on comparing Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd. with the following peers – Energia del Pacifico S.A., GSE Systems, Inc., Power Assets Holdings Limited Sponsored ADR and Huadian Power International Corp. Ltd. Class H (ENPACII1-PE, GVP-US, HGKGY-US and HPIFF-US).
Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd.’s dividend yield is 5.04 percent and its dividend payout is 90 percent. This compares to a peer average dividend yield of 9.64 percent and a payout level of 165.73 percent. This relatively lagging dividend performance would normally spur the company to consider some dividend action going forward – but for the fact that the current dividend quality score of 25 out of a possible score of 100 looks weak.
Dividend Quality Overview
- Over the last twelve months (prior to December 31, 2016), CUPUF-US paid a medium quality dividend, which represents a yield of 5.00% at the current price.
- Dividend quality trend has not been consistent over the last five years. Dividends were paid during each of these years — of these 4 were medium quality and 1 was low quality.
- The ending cash balance is less than the last full year dividend payment and cannot be relied on to cushion any significant reduction of cash flows in the future.
Quadrant label definitions. Hover to know more
Over the last twelve months (prior to December 31, 2016), CUPUF-US paid a medium quality dividend.
The source of the company’s cash to support the dividend paid over the last twelve months is operating cash flow (coverage of 2.70x), investing cash flow (coverage of -2.08x), issuance cash flow (coverage of 0.75x) and twelve-month prior cash (coverage of 0.06x), for a total dividend coverage of 1.43x.
These coverage ratio factors imply that the firm’s net cash inflow from issuance was required (in addition to operating and investment cash) to pay the dividend, which suggests a medium dividend quality.
|Dividend Yield (%)||7.34||6.28||6.48||6.06||5.4||5.04|
|Dividend Payout (%)||56.56||0||97.06||92.82||90||90|
A complete list of metrics and analysis is available on the company page.
Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd. engages in generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity produced from diesel generation for Grand Cayman. It also engages in the provision of fibre optic infrastructure and other information and communication technology through its subsidiary, DataLink, Ltd. The company was founded on April 30, 1966 and is headquartered in George Town, Cayman Islands.
The information presented in this report has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, but AnalytixInsight does not make any representation about the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information. This report was produced by AnalytixInsight for informational purposes only and nothing contained herein should be construed as an offer to buy or sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or derivative instrument. This report is current only as of the date that it was published and the opinions, estimates, ratings and other information may change without notice or publication. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Prior to making an investment or other financial decision, please consult with your financial, legal and tax advisors. AnalytixInsight shall not be liable for any party’s use of this report. AnalytixInsight is not a broker-dealer and does not buy, sell, maintain a position, or make a market in any security referred to herein. One of the principal tenets for us at AnalytixInsight is that the best person to handle your finances is you. By your use of our services or by reading any our reports, you’re agreeing that you bear responsibility for your own investment research and investment decisions. You also agree that AnalytixInsight, its directors, its employees, and its agents will not be liable for any investment decision made or action taken by you and others based on news, information, opinion, or any other material generated by us and/or published through our services. For a complete copy of our disclaimer, please visit our website www.analytixinsight.com.