British Amer Tobacco Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   GBP per share 
 Price  25.00
 Dividend  1.95
 Earnings  12.50
 Cash-flow  1.88
 Book value  27.78
 Equity  15.23

British Amer Tobacco is part of Tobacco business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. British Amer Tobacco is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

British Amer Tobacco paid a total dividend of 4,473 million GBP last year, for a market value of 57,350 millions (Market Cap 57,012 millions). Dividend per share of British Amer Tobacco is 1.95 GBP, and his stock market price 25.00 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, British Amer Tobacco has a dividend yield of 7.81%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Goods 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 British Amer Tobacco dividend yield with other Tobacco companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of British Amer Tobacco

British Amer Tobacco Dividend Payout

About the ability of British Amer Tobacco to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.95 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.81%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). British Amer Tobacco payout on ernings is currently 15.60%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 40.41% and 39.62% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that British Amer Tobaccocan 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 British Amer Tobacco is GBP 1.88 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.95, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of British Amer Tobacco, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Goods industry and Tobacco sector companies.

British Amer Tobacco payout

British Amer Tobacco Stock performance

Finally, last moth British Amer Tobacco showed a return of -9.10% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -5.17% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -50.20% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Tobacco firms.

British Amer Tobacco stock and market return

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