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TE Connectivity's (NYSE:TEL) Upcoming Dividend Will Be Larger Than Last Year's

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend from last year's comparable payment on the 3rd of March to $0.56. This takes the dividend yield to 1.8%, which shareholders will be pleased with.

View our latest analysis for TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity's Payment Has Solid Earnings Coverage

Impressive dividend yields are good, but this doesn't matter much if the payments can't be sustained. However, TE Connectivity'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 5.4% over the next year. If the dividend continues on this path, the payout ratio could be 30% by next year, which we think can be pretty sustainable going forward.


TE Connectivity Has A Solid Track Record

Even over a long history of paying dividends, the company's distributions have been remarkably stable. The dividend has gone from an annual total of $0.72 in 2013 to the most recent total annual payment of $2.24. This implies that the company grew its distributions at a yearly rate of about 12% over that duration. So, dividends have been growing pretty quickly, and even more impressively, they haven't experienced any notable falls during this period.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

Investors who have held shares in the company for the past few years will be happy with the dividend income they have received. TE Connectivity has impressed us by growing EPS at 20% per year over the past five years. A low payout ratio and decent growth suggests that the company is reinvesting well, and it also has plenty of room to increase the dividend over time.

TE Connectivity Looks Like A Great Dividend Stock

Overall, a dividend increase is always good, and we think that TE Connectivity is a strong income stock thanks to its track record and growing earnings. Earnings are easily covering distributions, and the company is generating plenty of cash. Taking this all into consideration, this looks like it could be a good dividend opportunity.

Investors generally tend to favour companies with a consistent, stable dividend policy as opposed to those operating an irregular one. At the same time, there are other factors our readers should be conscious of before pouring capital into a stock. As an example, we've identified 1 warning sign for TE Connectivity that you should be aware of before investing. Is TE Connectivity not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.

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