SGX Dividend Stocks Spotlight Featuring Aztech Global And Two Others

Jul 9, 2024

As global financial landscapes evolve, the Singapore market remains a focal point for investors seeking stability and growth amidst innovations like the integration of traditional banking with digital assets. In this dynamic environment, understanding what constitutes a good dividend stock is crucial, especially considering factors such as company fundamentals, dividend history, and resilience in changing economic conditions.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks In Singapore

Name Dividend Yield Dividend Rating
BRC Asia (SGX:BEC) 7.02% ★★★★★☆
China Sunsine Chemical Holdings (SGX:QES) 6.31% ★★★★★☆
Multi-Chem (SGX:AWZ) 8.44% ★★★★★☆
UOL Group (SGX:U14) 3.78% ★★★★★☆
Bumitama Agri (SGX:P8Z) 6.78% ★★★★★☆
UOB-Kay Hian Holdings (SGX:U10) 6.76% ★★★★★☆
Civmec (SGX:P9D) 5.62% ★★★★★☆
Singapore Exchange (SGX:S68) 3.55% ★★★★★☆
Singapore Airlines (SGX:C6L) 6.90% ★★★★★☆
YHI International (SGX:BPF) 6.77% ★★★★★☆

Click here to see the full list of 21 stocks from our Top SGX Dividend Stocks screener.

Let’s uncover some gems from our specialized screener.

Aztech Global (SGX:8AZ)

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: Aztech Global Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacturing of IoT devices, data-communication products, and LED lighting, operating across Singapore, North America, China, Europe, and other international markets with a market capitalization of approximately SGD 0.79 billion.

Operations: Aztech Global Ltd. generates its revenue from the design and production of IoT devices, data-communication products, and LED lighting solutions.

Dividend Yield: 7.8%

Aztech Global’s dividend, while high at 7.84%, shows signs of volatility and unreliability over its short 3-year history of payouts. Despite trading at 65.7% below its estimated fair value and showing a strong earnings growth of 53.7% last year, the dividends are only moderately covered by earnings (61.7%) and cash flows (77.9%). Recent financials indicate a drop in sales to SGD 128.6 million from SGD 161.6 million year-over-year, although net income rose to SGD 15.9 million from SGD 13.4 million, suggesting some resilience.

SGX:8AZ Dividend History as at Jul 2024
SGX:8AZ Dividend History as at Jul 2024

Bumitama Agri (SGX:P8Z)

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★★☆

Overview: Bumitama Agri Ltd. is an investment holding company that produces and trades crude palm oil, palm kernel, and related products in Indonesia, with a market capitalization of approximately SGD 1.21 billion.

Operations: Bumitama Agri Ltd. generates revenue primarily from its plantations and palm oil mills segment, which totaled IDR 15.44 billion.

Dividend Yield: 6.8%

Bumitama Agri’s dividend yield of 6.78% ranks in the top 25% for Singapore, supported by a moderate payout ratio of 40.4% and a cash payout ratio of 60.8%, indicating dividends are well-covered by both earnings and cash flow. However, its dividend history has been inconsistent over the past decade, reflecting some risk in its future payouts. The recent appointment of Ms Ng Yi Wayn as an Independent Non-Executive Director could bring fresh oversight to governance, potentially impacting future financial stability and dividend policies.

SGX:P8Z Dividend History as at Jul 2024
SGX:P8Z Dividend History as at Jul 2024

Civmec (SGX:P9D)

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★★☆

Overview: Civmec Limited is an investment holding company that offers construction and engineering services to sectors including energy, resources, infrastructure, and marine and defense in Australia, with a market capitalization of approximately SGD 451.76 million.

Operations: Civmec Limited generates revenue from three primary segments: Energy (A$46.02 million), Resources (A$752.82 million), and Infrastructure, Marine & Defence (A$105.52 million).

Dividend Yield: 5.6%

Civmec maintains a balanced approach to dividend sustainability, evidenced by a modest payout ratio of 45.4% and a cash payout ratio of 27%, ensuring dividends are well-supported by both earnings and cash flows. Despite its dividend yield of 5.62% being below the top quartile in Singapore’s market, Civmec has demonstrated reliability with stable dividends over the past decade and consistent growth in earnings at an annual rate of 37.3%. Recent contracts totaling A$174 million across various sectors underscore ongoing business expansion, enhancing its financial stability.

SGX:P9D Dividend History as at Jul 2024
SGX:P9D Dividend History as at Jul 2024

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