Ebix, Inc. : EBIX-US: Dividend Analysis : May 31st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 26, 2017

Our analysis is based on comparing Ebix, Inc. with the following peers – Guidewire Software, Inc., Ultimate Software Group, Inc., Majesco, Benefitfocus, Inc., DXC Technology Co., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Class A, Thomson Reuters Corporation, Prism Technologies Group, Inc. and salesforce.com, inc. (GWRE-US, ULTI-US, MJCO-US, BNFT-US, DXC-US, JW.A-US, TRI-US, PRZM-US and CRM-US).

Ebix, Inc.’s dividend yield is 0.53 percent and its dividend payout is 9.90 percent. This compares to a peer average dividend yield of 0.71 percent and a payout level of 41.67 percent. This relatively lagging dividend performance could spur some dividend action going forward – as long as the company’s relatively strong dividend quality score of 92 out of a possible score of 100 looks sustainable.

Dividend Yield
Dividend Quality Score

Dividend Quality Overview

  • Over the last twelve months (prior to March 31, 2017), EBIX-US paid a high quality dividend, which represents a yield of 0.53% 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 high quality and 1 was medium quality.
  • The ending cash balance, with a dividend coverage of 13.70x, provides a substantial cushion in case of a significant reduction of cash flows in the future.
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Dividend Coverage

Over the last twelve months (prior to March 31, 2017), EBIX-US paid a high 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 9.04x), investing cash flow (coverage of -2.36x), issuance cash flow (coverage of -0.32x) and twelve-month prior cash (coverage of 7.25x), for a total dividend coverage of 14.70x.

EBIX-US‘s issuance cash flow includes outflows from net share buybacks (coverage of -8.61x). Thus, the total coverage including share buybacks is 23.31x, which reflects our assumption that the cash paid for share buybacks is discretionary and could instead be used to pay dividends.

Dividend Coverage by Cash Flow (TTM)

These coverage ratio factors imply that the firm’s dividends are wholly paid from operating and investing cash flows net of any debt repayments, which suggests a high dividend quality.

Dividend History

Item 2012-12-31 2013-12-31 2014-12-31 2015-12-31 2016-12-31 Latest
Dividend Yield (%) 1.18 0.5 1.85 0.96 0.54 0.53
Dividend Payout (%) 12.5 0 17.96 13.16 6.99 9.9

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Company Profile

Ebix, Inc. is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. It provides a series of application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems, agency systems and exchanges to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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