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GKN paid a total dividend of 154 million GBP last year, for a market capitalization of 6,222 millions. Dividend per share of GKN is 0.09 GBP, and his stock market price 3.63 GBP.
According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, GKN has a dividend yield of 2.41%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Goods industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.
About the ability of GKN to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.09 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.41%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). GKN payout on ernings is currently 37.50%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.68% and 38.65% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that GKNcan maintain his current dividend.
The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of GKN is GBP 0.39 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.09, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of GKN, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Goods industry and Automobiles and Parts sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of GKN.
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