BuyQualityEssays.com – (100% Good rated) The analyst will be most concerned with financial performance supporting a progressive dividend and hopefully share price growth.

The analyst will be most concerned with financial performance supporting a progressive dividend and hopefully share price growth.
So, compute a number of relevant ratios and measures to help assess dividend potential and increase in share value potential:
Growth:
oRevenue change %
oSources of changes in revenue e.g. breakdown by segments, forex, acquisition etc
Profitability is the company making profit ? [which is the source of dividends and improvement in share capital through retained earnings]
oMargins
oReturn ratios including Du Pont to investigate drivers of performance
Dividend potential and ability to service Dividend payment:
oDPS/Dividend Yield
oDividend cover  
oConsistency in generating operating cashflow  
oFCFE [dividends are paid from cash]
Attractiveness of investment
oEPS
oP/E
oTSR
oMovement in share price
Could also consider:
oForecast of Dividends/EPS/Share price by other analysts