The ChartMill Dividend Rating evaluates the yield, growth, reliability and sustainability of a dividend. The dividend rating is explained and visualized in the dividend section of the fundamental report of each stock. In this article we will describe how the rating score is reached.
Below is a screenshot at the time of writing, you can always find the most current report here
The summary can be found in the rating number. As you can see INTC only scores 5 out of 10. Although the dividend is growing, very reliable and sustainable, it only has a yield of 2.17%, which is average for the sector and below the S&P 500 index average yield. All things considered this gets a score of 5.
The charts should give some more insight into the statements in text:
Finally we would like to add that it is always important to interpret the data. In last red statement of the example report says for instance that the dividend is growing faster than the earnings, which is not sustainable. While this is technically true, looking at the growth section of the same report shows us that the earnings are only expected to decrease slightly and if we take into account the low payout ratio, we should decide not to put too much weight on this.