KT&G Dividend yield

 Price  81,200.00
 Dividend  4,798.92
 Earnings  9,552.94
 Cash-flow  10,545.45
 Book value  73,818.18
 Equity  71,826.62

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

KT&G paid a total dividend of 595,066 million KRW last year, for a market value of 10,068,800 millions (Market Cap 8,785,653 millions). Dividend per share of KT&G is 4,798.92 KRW, and his stock market price 81,200.00 KRW.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, KT&G has a dividend yield of 5.91%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Korea. 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 KT&G dividend yield with other Tobacco companies or firms from Korea.

Dividend yield of KT&G

KT&G Dividend Payout

About the ability of KT&G to maintain his current dividend of KRW 4798.92 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.91%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). KT&G payout on ernings is currently 50.24%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.27% and 46.27% respectively. Both figures show that KT&G 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 KT&G is KRW 10,545.45 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of KRW 4,798.92, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

KT&G payout

KT&G Dividend History

Year Yield  KRW  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

KT&G Stock performance

Finally, last moth KT&G showed a return of -0.50% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.56% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -1.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Korea and Tobacco firms.

KT&G stock and market return