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Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis

Insights into Chubb Ltd's Upcoming Dividend and Financial Health

Chubb Ltd (NYSE:CB) recently announced a dividend of $0.91 per share, payable on 2024-07-05, with the ex-dividend date set for 2024-06-13. As investors look forward to this upcoming payment, the spotlight also shines on the company's dividend history, yield, and growth rates. Using the data from GuruFocus, let's look into Chubb Ltd's dividend performance and assess its sustainability.

What Does Chubb Ltd Do?

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ACE acquired Chubb in the first quarter of 2016 and assumed the Chubb name. The combination made the new Chubb one of the largest domestic property and casualty insurers, with operations in 54 countries spanning commercial and personal P&C insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance.

Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis
Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis

A Glimpse at Chubb Ltd's Dividend History

Chubb Ltd has maintained a consistent dividend payment record since 1993. Dividends are currently distributed on a quarterly basis.

Chubb Ltd has increased its dividend each year since 1994. The stock is thus listed as a dividend aristocrat, an honor that is given to companies that have increased their dividend each year for at least the past 30 years. Below is a chart showing annual Dividends Per Share for tracking historical trends.

Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis
Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis

Breaking Down Chubb Ltd's Dividend Yield and Growth

As of today, Chubb Ltd currently has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.31% and a 12-month forward dividend yield of 1.39%. This suggests an expectation of increased dividend payments over the next 12 months.

Chubb Ltd's dividend yield of 1.31% is near a 10-year low and underperforms than 87.79% of global competitors in the Insurance industry, suggesting that the company's dividend yield may not be a compelling proposition for income investors. Over the past three years, Chubb Ltd's annual dividend growth rate was 3.30%. Extended to a five-year horizon, this rate stayed the same. And over the past decade, Chubb Ltd's annual dividends per share growth rate stands at 4.70%.

Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis
Chubb Ltd's Dividend Analysis

The Sustainability Question: Payout Ratio and Profitability

To assess the sustainability of the dividend, one needs to evaluate the company's payout ratio. The dividend payout ratio provides insights into the portion of earnings the company distributes as dividends. A lower ratio suggests that the company retains a significant part of its earnings, thereby ensuring the availability of funds for future growth and unexpected downturns. As of 2024-03-31, Chubb Ltd's dividend payout ratio is 0.15.

Chubb Ltd's profitability rank, offers an understanding of the company's earnings prowess relative to its peers. GuruFocus ranks Chubb Ltd's profitability 7 out of 10 as of 2024-03-31, suggesting good profitability prospects. The company has reported positive net income for each year over the past decade, further solidifying its high profitability.

Growth Metrics: The Future Outlook

To ensure the sustainability of dividends, a company must have robust growth metrics. Chubb Ltd's growth rank of 7 out of 10 suggests that the company's growth trajectory is good relative to its competitors.

Revenue is the lifeblood of any company, and Chubb Ltd's revenue per share, combined with the 3-year revenue growth rate, indicates a strong revenue model. Chubb Ltd's revenue has increased by approximately 14.80% per year on average, a rate that outperforms approximately 73.89% of global competitors. The company's 3-year EPS growth rate showcases its capability to grow its earnings, a critical component for sustaining dividends in the long run. During the past three years, Chubb Ltd's earnings increased by approximately 42.50% per year on average, a rate that outperforms approximately 82.47% of global competitors. Lastly, the company's 5-year EBITDA growth rate of 20.30%, which outperforms approximately 82.43% of global competitors.

Conclusion: Evaluating Chubb Ltd's Dividend Sustainability

Chubb Ltd's consistent dividend payments, growth in dividends per share, and a robust financial health underscore its appeal as a dividend-paying stock. While the current yield may seem modest, the company's strong payout ratio, profitability, and growth metrics suggest a reliable income stream for investors. As Chubb Ltd continues to navigate through its industry with solid financial strategies, it remains a noteworthy candidate for dividend investors seeking stability and growth.

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This article, generated by GuruFocus, is designed to provide general insights and is not tailored financial advice. Our commentary is rooted in historical data and analyst projections, utilizing an impartial methodology, and is not intended to serve as specific investment guidance. It does not formulate a recommendation to purchase or divest any stock and does not consider individual investment objectives or financial circumstances. Our objective is to deliver long-term, fundamental data-driven analysis. Be aware that our analysis might not incorporate the most recent, price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative information. GuruFocus holds no position in the stocks mentioned herein.

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