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Sienna Senior Living sets ex-dividend date for upcoming distribution

Published Nov 24, 2023 07:08
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Investors eyeing the dividend offering from Sienna Senior Living Inc. (TSE:TSX:SIA) must purchase shares before the ex-dividend date of November 29 to qualify for the scheduled December 15 dividend payout. The company has announced a payment of CA$0.078 per share, aligning with a substantial trailing yield of roughly 8.7%, given the stock's current trading price of CA$10.82.

Despite this attractive yield, Sienna Senior Living's financials raise concerns about the durability of its dividend distributions. The company reported losses in the previous year and its dividend payout ratio surpassed its free cash flow by more than 20%, sparking discussions about the long-term viability of such payouts.

Although Sienna Senior Living has seen some improvements in income over the past five years, signaling positive operational trends, the lack of growth in dividend payouts for a decade—paired with recent financial deficits—warrants a cautious approach from investors seeking reliable dividend income from their stock holdings.

InvestingPro Insights

For those considering Sienna Senior Living Inc. (TSE:SIA) for its dividend offerings, current InvestingPro data shows a robust dividend yield of 5.31% as of the end of July 2023. This aligns with the company's history of consistent dividend payments over the past 14 years, which is a testament to its commitment to returning value to shareholders.

According to an InvestingPro Tip, Sienna Senior Living boasts a high shareholder yield and pays a significant dividend to shareholders. This is particularly relevant for income-focused investors who prioritize steady dividend income. Moreover, the valuation implies a strong free cash flow yield, which could suggest that the company's stock is undervalued relative to its cash-generating ability.

In terms of financial health, the P/E Ratio stands at 50.43, indicating investors are willing to pay a higher price for earnings, which could reflect expectations of future growth. However, with a PEG Ratio of just 0.03, the company's price relative to its earnings growth appears quite low, potentially signaling a buying opportunity.

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