Lawson Dividend yield

 Price  5,430.00
 Dividend  149.87
 Earnings  86.88
 Cash-flow  2,011.11
 Book value  2,715.00
 Equity  1,190.14

Lawson is part of Food and Drug Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Lawson is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Lawson paid a total dividend of 14,987 million JPY last year, for a market value of 543,000 millions (Market Cap 260,338 millions). Dividend per share of Lawson is 149.87 JPY, and his stock market price 5,430.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Lawson has a dividend yield of 2.76%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 Lawson dividend yield with other Food and Drug Retailers companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Lawson

Lawson Dividend Payout

About the ability of Lawson to maintain his current dividend of JPY 149.87 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.76%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Lawson payout on ernings is currently 172.50%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.17% and 23.35% respectively. Both figures show that Lawson 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 Lawson is JPY 2,011.11 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 149.87, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Lawson, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Consumer Services industry and Food and Drug Retailers sector companies.

Lawson payout

Lawson Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Lawson Stock performance

Finally, last moth Lawson showed a return of 9.10% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 2.83% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -8.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Food and Drug Retailers firms.

Lawson stock and market return