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Sherwin-Williams announces dividend, reflects growth potential

Published Nov 15, 2023 19:20
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CLEVELAND - The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has declared an upcoming dividend distribution slated for December 8, with shareholders set to receive $0.605 per share. This annual distribution represents a yield of 0.9% based on the current stock price, which is considered modest relative to the industry average. Despite this, Sherwin-Williams' financial performance indicates a strong capacity to fund these dividends, with a substantial part of its profits earmarked for further business growth.

The company's earnings per share (EPS) are anticipated to increase by 25.8% in the coming year, and if dividends continue along their current path, the payout ratio is expected to reach a comfortable 23% by next year. Sherwin-Williams has maintained a track record of stable dividends since 2013, with annual disbursements climbing from $0.667 to $2.42. This progression corresponds to an average annual growth rate of about 14%.

Over the past five years, Sherwin-Williams has achieved an EPS growth rate of 7.3% per annum. This consistent upward trend and a low payout ratio indicate that there is room for future dividend increases. In essence, Sherwin-Williams presents itself as a compelling option for dividend investors due to its solid earnings coverage and significant cash generation capabilities.

While the dividend prospects are promising, investors are advised to weigh additional factors beyond the dividend yield when considering their investment choices. It is important to note that Sherwin-Williams also presents at least one warning sign that should be taken into account before making any investment decisions.

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