Life Healthcare Grou Dividend yield

 Price  16.82
 Dividend  0.93
 Earnings  0.35
 Cash-flow  2.18
 Book value  12.01
 Equity  11.29

Life Healthcare Grou is part of Health Care Equipment and Services business, which is part of Health Care industry. Life Healthcare Grou is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Life Healthcare Grou paid a total dividend of 1,364 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 24,675 millions (Market Cap 23,101 millions). Dividend per share of Life Healthcare Grou is 0.93 ZAR, and his stock market price 16.82 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Life Healthcare Grou has a dividend yield of 5.53%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also bigger than average of Health Care 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 Life Healthcare Grou dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of Life Healthcare Grou

Life Healthcare Grou Dividend Payout

About the ability of Life Healthcare Grou to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 0.93 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.53%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Life Healthcare Grou payout on ernings is currently 265.71%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.57% and 32.17% respectively. Both figures show that Life Healthcare Grou 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 Life Healthcare Grou is ZAR 2.18 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 0.93, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Life Healthcare Grou, compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Health Care industry and Health Care Equipment and Services sector companies.

Life Healthcare Grou payout

Life Healthcare Grou Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Life Healthcare Grou Stock performance

Finally, last moth Life Healthcare Grou showed a return of 6.30% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 3.09% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -31.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

Life Healthcare Grou stock and market return