Leggett & Platt Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  36.31
 Dividend  1.52
 Earnings  2.84
 Cash-flow  3.39
 Book value  9.08
 Equity  8.69

Leggett & Platt is part of Household Goods and Home Constr. business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Leggett & Platt is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Leggett & Platt paid a total dividend of 199 million USD last year, for a market value of 4,757 millions (Market Cap 4,743 millions). Dividend per share of Leggett & Platt is 1.52 USD, and his stock market price 36.31 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Leggett & Platt has a dividend yield of 4.19%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. 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 Leggett & Platt dividend yield with other Household Goods and Home Constr. companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt Dividend Payout

About the ability of Leggett & Platt to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.52 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.19%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Leggett & Platt payout on ernings is currently 53.52%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.92% and 40.38% respectively. Both figures show that Leggett & Platt 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 Leggett & Platt is USD 3.39 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.52, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Leggett & Platt payout

Leggett & Platt Stock performance

Finally, last moth Leggett & Platt showed a return of -17.10% compared to a worldwide -7.18% average, and a -7.76% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -23.20% versus a worldwide performance of a -5.64%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Household Goods and Home Constr. firms.

Leggett & Platt stock and market return

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