Kokuyo Dividend yield

 Price  1,615.00
 Dividend  47.00
 Earnings  117.88
 Cash-flow  187.79
 Book value  2,018.75
 Equity  1,964.67

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

Kokuyo paid a total dividend of 5,499 million JPY last year, for a market value of 188,955 millions (Market Cap 133,643 millions). Dividend per share of Kokuyo is 47.00 JPY, and his stock market price 1,615.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Kokuyo has a dividend yield of 2.91%, 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 Kokuyo dividend yield with other Household Goods and Home Constr. companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Kokuyo

Kokuyo Dividend Payout

About the ability of Kokuyo to maintain his current dividend of JPY 47.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.91%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Kokuyo payout on ernings is currently 39.87%, 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 Kokuyo 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 Kokuyo is JPY 187.79 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 47.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Kokuyo payout

Kokuyo Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Kokuyo Stock performance

Finally, last moth Kokuyo showed a return of 0.40% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a -2.67% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -5.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Household Goods and Home Constr. firms.

Kokuyo stock and market return