Bank of East Asia Dividend yield




   HKD/share 
 Price  12.56
 Dividend  0.59
 Earnings  0.97
 Cash-flow  5.71
 Book value  31.40
 Equity  33.45

Bank of East Asia is part of Banks business, which is part of Financials industry. Bank of East Asia is a company from Hong-Kong, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Bank of East Asia paid a total dividend of 1,722 million HKD last year, for a market value of 36,663 millions (Market Cap 15,940 millions). Dividend per share of Bank of East Asia is 0.59 HKD, and his stock market price 12.56 HKD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Bank of East Asia has a dividend yield of 4.70%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Hong-Kong. It is also bigger than average of Financials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Bank of East Asia dividend yield with other Banks companies or firms from Hong-Kong.

Dividend yield of Bank of East Asia

Bank of East Asia Dividend Payout

About the ability of Bank of East Asia to maintain his current dividend of HKD 0.59 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.70%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Bank of East Asia payout on ernings is currently 60.82%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.27% and 39.00% respectively. Both figures show that Bank of East Asia can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Bank of East Asia is HKD 5.71 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of HKD 0.59, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Bank of East Asia, compared againt world market average, Hong-Kong companies, Financials industry and Banks sector companies.

Bank of East Asia payout

Bank of East Asia Dividend History

Year Yield  HKD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.70%0.5960.82%2,919
20203.08%0.5157.30%2,915
20192.47%0.4321.50%2,897
20184.46%1.1136.16%2,846
20172.84%0.9681.36%2,765
20162.43%0.7841.71%2,683
20153.83%1.0643.62%2,613

*In millions

Bank of East Asia Stock performance

Finally, last moth Bank of East Asia showed a return of -3.70% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.33% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -11.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Hong-Kong and Banks firms.

Bank of East Asia stock and market return