If you’re interested in dividend shares, here are three companies for you to consider.
Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX: HVN)
The Harvey Norman share price certainly hasn’t performed well over the past year, shedding about 15 per cent amid a gloomy environment for traditional retailers.
But the company does offer a healthy dividend that may appeal to some investors.
Harvey Norman paid shareholders a fully franked dividend of 26 cents last year.
At its current share price of $4.32, Harvey Norman’s trailing dividend yield comes in at about 6 per cent.
In financial year (FY) 2017 Harvey Norman reported a net profit before tax of $639.8 million, up about 30 per cent on the previous year.
Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC)
Nine’s share price turned around in 2017 following a couple of years of decline.
Over the past year Nine’s share price has gone from a touch above $1, to its current price of $1.55, a gain of about 50 per cent.
In 2017 Nine paid shareholders a fully franked dividend per share of 9.5 cents, representing a trailing yield of about 6.1 per cent.
But Nine’s dividend dropped from the 12 cents it paid out in 2016 as the entertainment company reported a loss of $203.4 million.
Genesis Energy Limited (ASX: GNE)
Genesis Energy is currently paying a trailing dividend of 16.6 cents, providing a yield of about 7.4 per cent based on the company’s share price of $2.23.
That represented a growth of 1 per cent on the prior year which Genesis stated is consistent with the company’s policy of “growing dividends in real terms over time”.
For FY 2017 Genesis Energy reported EBITDAF of $333 million, down by 1 per cent on the prior corresponding period.
But Genesis Energy has announced that EBITDAF is expected to come in at between $345 million and $365 million for FY 2018.
If the upper end of that estimate is achieved, resulting in an increase of about 10 per cent, that would mark a significant improvement on FY 2017’s result.
All this means that Genesis Energy is looking like the pick of the bunch.
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