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Sealed Air's (NYSE:SEE) Dividend Will Be $0.20

Sealed Air Corporation's (NYSE:SEE) investors are due to receive a payment of $0.20 per share on 16th of December. The dividend yield is 1.8% based on this payment, which is a little bit low compared to the other companies in the industry.

Check out our latest analysis for Sealed Air

Sealed Air's Earnings Easily Cover The Distributions

While yield is important, another factor to consider about a company's dividend is whether the current payout levels are feasible. However, Sealed Air's earnings easily cover the dividend. This means that most of what the business earns is being used to help it grow.

Looking forward, earnings per share is forecast to rise by 29.5% over the next year. Assuming the dividend continues along recent trends, we think the payout ratio could be 17% by next year, which is in a pretty sustainable range.

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Sealed Air Has A Solid Track Record

The company has been paying a dividend for a long time, and it has been quite stable which gives us confidence in the future dividend potential. The annual payment during the last 10 years was $0.52 in 2012, and the most recent fiscal year payment was $0.80. This means that it has been growing its distributions at 4.4% per annum over that time. Dividends have grown relatively slowly, which is not great, but some investors may value the relative consistency of the dividend.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

Investors could be attracted to the stock based on the quality of its payment history. It's encouraging to see that Sealed Air has been growing its earnings per share at 33% a year over the past five years. Rapid earnings growth and a low payout ratio suggest this company has been effectively reinvesting in its business. Should that continue, this company could have a bright future.

We Really Like Sealed Air's Dividend

Overall, we like to see the dividend staying consistent, and we think Sealed Air might even raise payments in the future. Distributions are quite easily covered by earnings, which are also being converted to cash flows. All in all, this checks a lot of the boxes we look for when choosing an income stock.

Market movements attest to how highly valued a consistent dividend policy is compared to one which is more unpredictable. Still, investors need to consider a host of other factors, apart from dividend payments, when analysing a company. For instance, we've picked out 1 warning sign for Sealed Air that investors should take into consideration. Looking for more high-yielding dividend ideas? Try our collection of strong dividend payers.

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