Byline Bancorp (NYSE:BY) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.09

Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BY) has announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.09 per share on the 21st of February. The dividend yield is 1.5% based on this payment, which is a little bit low compared to the other companies in the industry.

Check out our latest analysis for Byline Bancorp

Byline Bancorp's Dividend Forecasted To Be Well Covered By Earnings

Even a low dividend yield can be attractive if it is sustained for years on end.

Byline Bancorp has a short history of paying out dividends, with its current track record at only 3 years. Based on its last earnings report however, the payout ratio is at a comfortable 15%, meaning that Byline Bancorp may be able to sustain this dividend for future years if it continues on this earnings trend.

Looking forward, EPS is forecast to rise by 12.9% over the next 3 years. Analysts forecast the future payout ratio could be 18% over the same time horizon, which is a number we think the company can maintain.


Byline Bancorp Is Still Building Its Track Record

The dividend has been pretty stable looking back, but the company hasn't been paying one for very long. This makes it tough to judge how it would fare through a full economic cycle. The dividend has gone from an annual total of $0.12 in 2020 to the most recent total annual payment of $0.36. This works out to be a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 44% a year over that time. Byline Bancorp has been growing its dividend quite rapidly, which is exciting. However, the short payment history makes us question whether this performance will persist across a full market cycle.

The Dividend Looks Likely To Grow

Investors could be attracted to the stock based on the quality of its payment history. Byline Bancorp has seen EPS rising for the last five years, at 43% per annum. Earnings have been growing rapidly, and with a low payout ratio we think that the company could turn out to be a great dividend stock.

We Really Like Byline Bancorp's Dividend

In summary, it is good to see that the dividend is staying consistent, and we don't think there is any reason to suspect this might change over the medium term. Distributions are quite easily covered by earnings, which are also being converted to cash flows. All in all, this checks a lot of the boxes we look for when choosing an income stock.

Market movements attest to how highly valued a consistent dividend policy is compared to one which is more unpredictable. Still, investors need to consider a host of other factors, apart from dividend payments, when analysing a company. Earnings growth generally bodes well for the future value of company dividend payments. See if the 5 Byline Bancorp analysts we track are forecasting continued growth with our free report on analyst estimates for the company. Is Byline Bancorp not quite the opportunity you were looking for? Why not check out our selection of top dividend stocks.

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