Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sky Network Television Ltd: Time for some Stripping!

After the latest Sky Network Television Ltd [SKT.NZX] profit result current shareholders are in for an early Christmas present in the form of a hefty and very attractive (like the completely in context photo to your left)dividend.

SKT have had a very good 12 months to June 30 2011 and on top of their 10.5c regular dividend they are paying a special dividend of 25c as a bonus. If you are eligible for the tax credits this is just under 50c per share or an approx 8% return on the current share price of $5.80.

What I am surprised about is that the share price has been stagnant since the announcement last Friday given the hefty return this would give the average investor and the fact that one would be stretching to get a third of this return if they left their green stuff in the bank.

The company is likely to have a another good year for full year 2012 with revenue gleaned from increased Rugby World Cup subscriptions so either I am missing something or potential investors are asleep at their computers.

If you look at the SKT share price (see 1 year chart below) it has been trading around its current level since May and is up about 15% since January so the stock price has mirrored an overall increase in stock prices for that period so you couldnt really say its share price has left the realities of its fiscal performance for the previous 12 months.

http://chart.bigcharts.com/custom/fairfax-com-nz/chart.asp?rnd=0.8138642738007774&style=2242&symb=SKT&size=1&type=64&time=1yr&freq=1dy&comp=&compidx=&ma=&maval=&lf=&lf2=&lf3=&uf=16384&arrowdates=&arrowlegend=&country=NZ&sid=2035389
1 Year SKT Chart

Investors have until 7 September to qualify for the payout and will get the green stuff in their banks just a week latter.

I good move for you dividend strippers out there.


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