Cencosud Dividend yield

 Price  1,270.00
 Dividend  346.96
 Earnings  176.39
 Cash-flow  396.88
 Book value  1,411.11
 Equity  1,434.07

Cencosud is part of Food and Drug Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Cencosud is a company from Chile, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Cencosud paid a total dividend of 981,203 million CLP last year, for a market value of 3,591,560 millions (Market Cap 1,679,009 millions). Dividend per share of Cencosud is 346.96 CLP, and his stock market price 1,270.00 CLP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Cencosud has a dividend yield of 27.32%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Chile. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 Cencosud dividend yield with other Food and Drug Retailers companies or firms from Chile.

Dividend yield of Cencosud

Cencosud Dividend Payout

About the ability of Cencosud to maintain his current dividend of CLP 346.96 per share, an amount that accounts for 27.32%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Cencosud payout on ernings is currently 196.70%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 41.59% and 30.49% respectively. Both figures show that Cencosud 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 Cencosud is CLP 396.88 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CLP 346.96, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Cencosud, compared againt world market average, Chile companies, Consumer Services industry and Food and Drug Retailers sector companies.

Cencosud payout

Cencosud Dividend History

Year Yield  CLP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Cencosud Stock performance

Finally, last moth Cencosud showed a return of 3.70% compared to a worldwide 3.75% average, and a 3.41% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 6.70% versus a worldwide performance of a -9.52%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Chile and Food and Drug Retailers firms.

Cencosud stock and market return