New Ulm Telecom, Inc. : NULM-US: Dividend Analysis : December 08th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : December 8, 2017

Our analysis is based on comparing New Ulm Telecom, Inc. with the following peers – General Communication, Inc. Class A, CenturyLink, Inc., Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. and Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (GNCMA-US, CTL-US, CNSL-US, HCOM-US and ALSK-US).

Dividend Yield
Dividend Quality Score

Dividend Quality Overview

  • Over the last twelve months (prior to September 30, 2017), NULM-US paid a high quality dividend, which represents a yield of 2.23% 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 2 were high quality and 3 were low quality.
  • The ending cash balance, with a dividend coverage of 1.10x, provides a moderate 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 September 30, 2017), NULM-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 6.42x), investing cash flow (coverage of -2.46x), issuance cash flow (coverage of -2.11x) and twelve-month prior cash (coverage of 0.24x), for a total dividend coverage of 2.10x.

NULM-US’s issuance cash flow includes outflows from net debt repayment (coverage of -2.11x).

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 (%) 5.53 5.15 4.65 4.65 3.71 2.81
Dividend Payout (%) 53.23 60.27 62.96 65.38 63.84 42.62

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Company Profile

New Ulm Telecom, Inc. operates as a diversified communications company, which engages in the operation of five local telephone companies or incumbent local exchange carriers and the operation of two competitive local exchange carrier’s telephone companies. It offers local service, network access, cellular services, long distance, internet services, TV programming, directory publishing, sales and service of customer premise equipment and bill processing services. New Ulm Telecom was founded on May 1, 1905 and is headquartered in New Ulm, MN.


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