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Balancing Dividends and Fundamentals: The Case of NYSE:MDC.

By Mill Chart

Last update: Oct 5, 2023

Take a closer look at MDC HOLDINGS INC (NYSE:MDC), a stock of interest to dividend investors uncovered by our stock screener. NYSE:MDC excels in fundamentals and provides a decent dividend, all while maintaining a reasonable valuation. Let's break it down further.

Unpacking NYSE:MDC's Dividend Rating

To gauge a stock's dividend quality, ChartMill utilizes a Dividend Rating ranging from 0 to 10. This comprehensive assessment considers various dividend aspects, including yield, history, growth, and sustainability. NYSE:MDC has achieved a 8 out of 10:

  • MDC has a Yearly Dividend Yield of 5.26%, which is a nice return.
  • MDC's Dividend Yield is rather good when compared to the industry average which is at 3.25. MDC pays more dividend than 95.45% of the companies in the same industry.
  • Compared to an average S&P500 Dividend Yield of 2.68, MDC pays a better dividend.
  • On average, the dividend of MDC grows each year by 20.09%, which is quite nice.
  • MDC has been paying a dividend for at least 10 years, so it has a reliable track record.
  • As MDC did not decrease their dividend in the past 5 years, we can say the dividend looks stable.
  • 36.43% of the earnings are spent on dividend by MDC. This is a low number and sustainable payout ratio.

ChartMill's Evaluation of Health

Every stock is evaluated by ChartMill, receiving a Health Rating on a scale of 0 to 10. This assessment considers different health aspects, including liquidity and solvency, both in absolute terms and relative to industry peers. NYSE:MDC has achieved a 7 out of 10:

  • MDC has an Altman-Z score of 3.35. This indicates that MDC is financially healthy and has little risk of bankruptcy at the moment.
  • MDC has a debt to FCF ratio of 1.19. This is a very positive value and a sign of high solvency as it would only need 1.19 years to pay back of all of its debts.
  • MDC has a better Debt to FCF ratio (1.19) than 75.76% of its industry peers.
  • Even though the debt/equity ratio score it not favorable for MDC, it has very limited outstanding debt, so we won't put too much weight on the DE evaluation.
  • MDC has a Current Ratio of 7.24. This indicates that MDC is financially healthy and has no problem in meeting its short term obligations.
  • MDC's Current ratio of 7.24 is amongst the best of the industry. MDC outperforms 84.85% of its industry peers.
  • A Quick Ratio of 2.04 indicates that MDC has no problem at all paying its short term obligations.
  • MDC's Quick ratio of 2.04 is amongst the best of the industry. MDC outperforms 83.33% of its industry peers.

Profitability Insights: NYSE:MDC

ChartMill utilizes a Profitability Rating to assess stocks, scoring them on a scale of 0 to 10. This rating takes into account a variety of profitability ratios and margins, both in absolute terms and in comparison to industry peers. NYSE:MDC has earned a 6 out of 10:

  • MDC has a better Return On Assets (7.32%) than 60.61% of its industry peers.
  • MDC's Profit Margin of 7.70% is fine compared to the rest of the industry. MDC outperforms 62.12% of its industry peers.
  • MDC's Profit Margin has improved in the last couple of years.
  • MDC's Operating Margin of 12.14% is fine compared to the rest of the industry. MDC outperforms 66.67% of its industry peers.
  • In the last couple of years the Operating Margin of MDC has grown nicely.
  • MDC's Gross Margin has improved in the last couple of years.

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MDC HOLDINGS INC

NYSE:MDC (2/28/2024, 7:04:00 PM)

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