Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dividend yield




   ZAR/share 
 Price  21.01
 Dividend  0.26
 Earnings  0.74
 Cash-flow  1.77
 Book value  2.63
 Equity  2.49

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is part of Food and Drug Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Dis-Chem Pharmacies is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies paid a total dividend of 224 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 18,069 millions (Market Cap 7,284 millions). Dividend per share of Dis-Chem Pharmacies is 0.26 ZAR, and his stock market price 21.01 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Dis-Chem Pharmacies has a dividend yield of 1.25%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Dis-Chem Pharmacies dividend yield with other Food and Drug Retailers companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dividend Payout

About the ability of Dis-Chem Pharmacies to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 0.26 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.25%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Dis-Chem Pharmacies payout on ernings is currently 35.14%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.57% and 29.05% respectively. Both figures show that Dis-Chem Pharmacies is in a good position to keep maintaining his 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 Dis-Chem Pharmacies is ZAR 1.77 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 0.26, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Dis-Chem Pharmacies, compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Consumer Services industry and Food and Drug Retailers sector companies.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies payout

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present1.25%0.2635.14%860
20190.99%0.2629.21%860
20181.15%0.3340.74%860
20170.71%0.2636.11%860

*In millions

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Stock performance

Finally, last moth Dis-Chem Pharmacies showed a return of 4.50% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 2.70% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -20.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Food and Drug Retailers firms.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies stock and market return