Liberty Hldgs. Dividend yield

 Price  61.98
 Dividend  7.12
 Earnings  11.07
 Cash-flow  19.99
 Book value  88.54
 Equity  82.00

Liberty Hldgs. is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Liberty Hldgs. is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Liberty Hldgs. paid a total dividend of 2,036 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 17,726 millions (Market Cap 7,346 millions). Dividend per share of Liberty Hldgs. is 7.12 ZAR, and his stock market price 61.98 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Liberty Hldgs. has a dividend yield of 11.49%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also bigger than average of Financials 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 Liberty Hldgs. dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of Liberty Hldgs.

Liberty Hldgs. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Liberty Hldgs. to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 7.12 per share, an amount that accounts for 11.49%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Liberty Hldgs. payout on ernings is currently 64.32%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.57% and 41.00% respectively. Both figures show that Liberty Hldgs. 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 Liberty Hldgs. is ZAR 19.99 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 7.12, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Liberty Hldgs., compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Liberty Hldgs. payout

Liberty Hldgs. Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Liberty Hldgs. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Liberty Hldgs. showed a return of 4.20% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 3.02% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -44.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Life Insurance firms.

Liberty Hldgs. stock and market return