Gold Fields Dividend yield

 Price  137.57
 Dividend  2.60
 Earnings  2.64
 Cash-flow  14.64
 Book value  44.38
 Equity  43.28

Gold Fields is part of Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Gold Fields is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Gold Fields paid a total dividend of 2,296 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 121,474 millions (Market Cap 119,026 millions). Dividend per share of Gold Fields is 2.60 ZAR, and his stock market price 137.57 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Gold Fields has a dividend yield of 1.89%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Gold Fields dividend yield with other Mining companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of Gold Fields

Gold Fields Dividend Payout

About the ability of Gold Fields to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 2.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.89%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Gold Fields payout on ernings is currently 98.48%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.57% and 42.15% respectively. Both figures show that Gold Fields 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 Gold Fields is ZAR 14.64 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 2.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Gold Fields, compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Basic Materials industry and Mining sector companies.

Gold Fields payout

Gold Fields Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Gold Fields Stock performance

Finally, last moth Gold Fields showed a return of 4.60% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 8.08% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 43.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Mining firms.

Gold Fields stock and market return