Bluescope Steel Dividend yield

 Price  20.86
 Dividend  0.50
 Earnings  2.54
 Cash-flow  3.36
 Book value  16.05
 Equity  14.51

Bluescope Steel is part of Industrial Metals and Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Bluescope Steel is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Bluescope Steel paid a total dividend of 245 million AUD last year, for a market value of 10,221 millions (Market Cap 10,216 millions). Dividend per share of Bluescope Steel is 0.50 AUD, and his stock market price 20.86 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Bluescope Steel has a dividend yield of 2.40%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Bluescope Steel dividend yield with other Industrial Metals and Mining companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Bluescope Steel

Bluescope Steel Dividend Payout

About the ability of Bluescope Steel to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.50 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.40%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Bluescope Steel payout on ernings is currently 19.69%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.25% and 40.37% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Bluescope Steelcan maintain his current dividend.

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 Bluescope Steel is AUD 3.36 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.50, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Bluescope Steel, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Basic Materials industry and Industrial Metals and Mining sector companies.

Bluescope Steel payout

Bluescope Steel Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Bluescope Steel Stock performance

Finally, last moth Bluescope Steel showed a return of 3.10% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 3.95% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 8.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Industrial Metals and Mining firms.

Bluescope Steel stock and market return