Kuala Lumpur Kepong Dividend yield




   MYR/share 
 Price  20.12
 Dividend  0.55
 Earnings  0.72
 Cash-flow  1.37
 Book value  10.06
 Equity  9.86

Kuala Lumpur Kepong is part of Food Producers business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Kuala Lumpur Kepong is a company from Malaysia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Kuala Lumpur Kepong paid a total dividend of 593 million MYR last year, for a market value of 21,709 millions (Market Cap 9,459 millions). Dividend per share of Kuala Lumpur Kepong is 0.55 MYR, and his stock market price 20.12 MYR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Kuala Lumpur Kepong has a dividend yield of 2.73%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Malaysia. 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 Kuala Lumpur Kepong dividend yield with other Food Producers companies or firms from Malaysia.

Dividend yield of Kuala Lumpur Kepong

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Dividend Payout

About the ability of Kuala Lumpur Kepong to maintain his current dividend of MYR 0.55 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.73%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Kuala Lumpur Kepong payout on ernings is currently 76.39%, 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 Kuala Lumpur Kepong 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 Kuala Lumpur Kepong is MYR 1.37 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of MYR 0.55, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Kuala Lumpur Kepong, compared againt world market average, Malaysia companies, Consumer Goods industry and Food Producers sector companies.

Kuala Lumpur Kepong payout

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Dividend History

Year Yield  MYR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.73%0.5576.39%1,079
20202.11%0.5069.44%1,079
20191.81%0.4577.59%1,065
20182.02%0.5070.42%1,065
20172.00%0.5053.19%1,065
20161.88%0.4530.20%1,069
20152.40%0.5567.90%1,069

*In millions

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Stock performance

Finally, last moth Kuala Lumpur Kepong showed a return of -5.80% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.56% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -11.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Malaysia and Food Producers firms.

Kuala Lumpur Kepong stock and market return