Imperial Tobacco Gp Dividend yield

 Price  16.11
 Dividend  1.39
 Earnings  3.50
 Cash-flow  1.87
 Book value  5.75
 Equity  5.44

Imperial Tobacco Gp is part of Tobacco business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Imperial Tobacco Gp is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Imperial Tobacco Gp paid a total dividend of 1,315 million GBP last year, for a market value of 15,240 millions (Market Cap 15,163 millions). Dividend per share of Imperial Tobacco Gp is 1.39 GBP, and his stock market price 16.11 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Imperial Tobacco Gp has a dividend yield of 8.64%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Goods 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 Imperial Tobacco Gp dividend yield with other Tobacco companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Imperial Tobacco Gp

Imperial Tobacco Gp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Imperial Tobacco Gp to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.39 per share, an amount that accounts for 8.64%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Imperial Tobacco Gp payout on ernings is currently 39.71%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.25% and 43.24% respectively. Both figures show that Imperial Tobacco Gp should not have problems to continue paying 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 Imperial Tobacco Gp is GBP 1.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.39, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Imperial Tobacco Gp, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Goods industry and Tobacco sector companies.

Imperial Tobacco Gp payout

Imperial Tobacco Gp Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Imperial Tobacco Gp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Imperial Tobacco Gp showed a return of -1.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a -2.67% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 7.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Tobacco firms.

Imperial Tobacco Gp stock and market return