Japan Tobacco Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   JPY per share 
 Price  2,617.00
 Dividend  149.95
 Earnings  256.57
 Cash-flow  233.66
 Book value  1,539.41
 Equity  1,457.78

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

Japan Tobacco paid a total dividend of 268,560 million JPY last year, for a market value of 4,687,047 millions (Market Cap 3,123,943 millions). Dividend per share of Japan Tobacco is 149.95 JPY, and his stock market price 2,617.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Japan Tobacco has a dividend yield of 5.73%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. 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 Japan Tobacco dividend yield with other Tobacco companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Japan Tobacco

Japan Tobacco Dividend Payout

About the ability of Japan Tobacco to maintain his current dividend of JPY 149.95 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.73%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Japan Tobacco payout on ernings is currently 58.44%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 40.41% and 39.62% respectively. Both figures show that Japan Tobacco 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 Japan Tobacco is JPY 233.66 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 149.95, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Japan Tobacco payout

Japan Tobacco Stock performance

Finally, last moth Japan Tobacco showed a return of -7.30% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -5.17% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -27.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Tobacco firms.

Japan Tobacco stock and market return

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