Gap Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  25.76
 Dividend  0.97
 Earnings  2.30
 Cash-flow  3.58
 Book value  8.05
 Equity  7.85

Gap is part of General Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Gap is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Gap paid a total dividend of 373 million USD last year, for a market value of 9,918 millions (Market Cap 5,549 millions). Dividend per share of Gap is 0.97 USD, and his stock market price 25.76 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Gap has a dividend yield of 3.77%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. 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 Gap dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Gap

Gap Dividend Payout

About the ability of Gap to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.97 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.77%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Gap payout on ernings is currently 42.17%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.41% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures show that Gap 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 Gap is USD 3.58 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.97, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Gap, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and General Retailers sector companies.

Gap payout

Gap Stock performance

Finally, last moth Gap showed a return of -5.60% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.42% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -24.40% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Retailers firms.

Gap stock and market return

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