Analysis – Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. Increases Dividend by 37%

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Melco Crown Entertainment Limited announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.018, a 37 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.013 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on November 17, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on November 13, 2015.

Date Quarterly Dividend
11/13/2015 0.018
8/13/2015 0.013
5/21/2015 0.034
3/2/2015 0.051
11/20/2014 0.072
8/21/2014 0.078
5/21/2014 0.129
4/2/2014 0.344

Analysis of Valuation of Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (Symbol MPEL).

Melco Crown Entertainment is trading below its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Melco Crown Entertainment is trading at the bottom of its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 11/16/15 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2015 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$17.15 0.30% 37% 7.55 2.81 0.67 27.53 1.30% 0.30%

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)

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Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

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