Hitachi Dividend yield

 Price  6,996.00
 Dividend  125.23
 Earnings  768.79
 Cash-flow  752.26
 Book value  4,372.50
 Equity  4,089.31

Hitachi is part of Electronic and Electrical Equipment business, which is part of Industrials industry. Hitachi is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Hitachi paid a total dividend of 121,097 million JPY last year, for a market value of 6,765,132 millions (Market Cap 6,469,722 millions). Dividend per share of Hitachi is 125.23 JPY, and his stock market price 6,996.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Hitachi has a dividend yield of 1.79%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Hitachi dividend yield with other Electronic and Electrical Equipment companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Hitachi

Hitachi Dividend Payout

About the ability of Hitachi to maintain his current dividend of JPY 125.23 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.79%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Hitachi payout on ernings is currently 16.29%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.22% and 36.22% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Hitachican maintain his current 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 Hitachi is JPY 752.26 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 125.23, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Hitachi, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Industrials industry and Electronic and Electrical Equipment sector companies.

Hitachi payout

Hitachi Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Hitachi Stock performance

Finally, last moth Hitachi showed a return of 4.40% compared to a worldwide -0.44% average, and a -1.21% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 15.00% versus a worldwide performance of a -6.34%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Electronic and Electrical Equipment firms.

Hitachi stock and market return