Snapshot of the Week: KDDI

My Snapshot of the Week gives you a short summary of a stock that currently looks particularly interesting to me.

This week’s focus: Japanese telecommunications company KDDI.


My Stock Screener

I use my own stock screener to identify companies that perfectly fit my investment strategy. It determines the attractiveness of a stock based on 4 assessment criteria and finally leads to my personal screening result, which I call Dividend Diary score (also DD score or fka JiR score).

More information about my stock screening process can be found here:

Companies with a Dividend Diary score of

KDDI in my Stock Screener

KDDI currently scores a Dividend Diary score of 5.6 bonus points.

The high Dividend Diary score isn’t the result of a particularly low stock price.

Instead, KDDI scores well because of its very strong earnings growth and its extremely robust earnings trend.

In addition, the Japanese telecommunications company steadily increased its dividend. Meanwhile, KDDI’s stock yields 3.5%. Nevertheless, the payout ratio remains well below 50%.

Conclusion: KDDI is on my Watchlist

Overall, KDDI is a clear candidate for my watchlist. However, its good screening result doesn’t justify a purchase (yet).

Usually, I would start to sell put options now. However, I never wrote options on Japanese stocks before. Therefore, I will continue to watch the stock price and react if there is a significant price correction.

Do you also invest in telecommunications companies? Or do you even own shares of KDDI? Please let me know and leave a short comment or contact me on Facebook or Twitter!

If you liked this week’s snapshot, you’re also welcome to have a look at my stock series. Here you can find all companies that already went through my stock screener.

Full transparency: All of my stocks, funds, bonds and options are subject to multiple risks. However, I’m neither a financial nor an investment professional. Hence, the presented information is not to be understood as any financial advice or recommendation. I’m not liable for any losses or suffering experienced by any party. More detailed information is available here (only in German).

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