Category Archives: Dividends & Income

Dividend Yield Explained Simply: What’s a Good Dividend Yield?

If you’re new to dividend stock investing, you’d want to wrap your head around what a good dividend yield is. In this video, I’ll use real-world examples, including Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), General Electric (NYSE:GE), and Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG).

Overview

Graphic showing that dividend income can be used for vacations, retirement, and paying for bills and mortgage.

You’re probably interested in investing in dividend stocks if you’re here to learn about dividend yields and want to know what a good dividend yield is

I’ll first explain what a dividend yield is, and what affects it. Then, I’ll follow with a super simple example as well as real-life examples, introducing some safe dividend stocks and their dividend yields.

Second, I’ll explain the difference between dividend yield and yield on cost and why they’re relevant to investors. 

Third, I’ll give examples on what makes a good dividend yield, as you may be wondering if, say, a 5% yield is better than a 2% yield. I can tell you right off that that it’s not always the case. 

Finally, I’ll recap the key takeaways at the end

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Brookfield Property Stock: Still Attractive with 7.3% Dividend Yield

Summary

  • Brookfield Property Partners LP’s (TSX:BPY.UN)(NASDAQ:BPY) / Brookfield Property REIT’s (NASDAQ:BPR) Core Retail business is resilient, and it’s going through a phase of redevelopment to be more relevant in today’s retail environment.
  • The REIT’s Core Office business is doing well.
  • Realized gains reduced 2019 payout ratio from 95% to 84%.
  • We’re comfortable with BPY’s token raise (+0.8%) of the Q1 2020 cash distribution, as the yield is high at 7.3%.

Financial Overview for Q4 and 2019

Funds from operations (FFO) per unit (excluding opportunistic portfolio investment gains) declined 6% for 2019 against 2018. However, BPY stock did increase its cash distribution by 4.8% year over year.

Based on FFO only, the payout ratio was 95%. Thanks to the investment gains from its opportunistic portfolio, the actual payout ratio (based on “total earnings”) is lowered to 84% for 2019. Although this is higher than the 60% range in the previous years, it’s still sustainable.

Capital Recycling Program

BPY has been consistently able to sell assets in the opportunistic portfolio or mature assets at higher than their accounting values and recycle that capital into properties with expected higher returns.

In 2019, BPY sold $3.3 billion of assets at 6% higher than their accounting values and generated net proceeds of $1.8 billion that were deployed at higher returns.

Management expects to continue this capital recycling program of stabilized or mature assets to achieve net proceeds of $1.5-$2.0 billion for redeployment.

Token Dividend Increase; Dividend Yields 7.3%

Admittedly, BPY’s 2019 payout ratio of 95%, based solely on FFO, was higher than normal. Its average payout ratio (based solely on FFO) from 2014 to 2018 was 85%.

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3 Top Dividend Stocks For February 2020

Summary

  • Restaurant Brands, Nutrien, and Simon Property are undervalued.
  • They offer decent yields of about 3-6% and long-term total returns potential that’d beat the market.
  • Returns will come from dividends, growing profitability, and valuation expansion over the long run.

Are you looking for dividend stocks to generate some nice passive income and market-beating long-term returns? Let’s get some insight from Peter Lynch. 

Are you looking for dividend stocks to generate some nice passive income and market-beating long-term returns? Let’s get some insight from Peter Lynch. 

He’s the incredible mutual fund manager who returned about 29% per year for his investors between 1977 and 1990 — essentially, transforming a $10,000 investment into about $280,000 over 13 years.

Source: Author

Lynch is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, One Up on Wall Street.

One of his famous quotes is

Invest in what you know.

So, what do we know? We come into contact with many companies every day. For example, in the past week, you might have gotten a quick bite at Burger King, Tim Hortons, or Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and notice that the quick-service restaurant was buzzing with people.

This triggers you to do more research and realize that these franchises are actually all under the same company, Restaurant Brands (TSX:QSR)(NYSE:QSR).

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