Manulife Financial Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   CAD per share 
 Price  19.37
 Dividend  1.00
 Earnings  1.50
 Cash-flow  8.80
 Book value  19.37
 Equity  19.23

Manulife Financial is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Manulife Financial is a company from Canada, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Manulife Financial paid a total dividend of 1,983 million CAD last year, for a market value of 38,411 millions (Market Cap 38,400 millions). Dividend per share of Manulife Financial is 1.00 CAD, and his stock market price 19.37 CAD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Manulife Financial has a dividend yield of 5.16%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Canada. 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 Manulife Financial dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from Canada.

Dividend yield of Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial Dividend Payout

About the ability of Manulife Financial to maintain his current dividend of CAD 1.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.16%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Manulife Financial payout on ernings is currently 66.67%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.41% and 45.44% respectively. Both figures show that Manulife Financial 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 Manulife Financial is CAD 8.80 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CAD 1.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Manulife Financial, compared againt world market average, Canada companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Manulife Financial payout

Manulife Financial Stock performance

Finally, last moth Manulife Financial showed a return of -11.80% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -5.58% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -26.10% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Canada and Life Insurance firms.

Manulife Financial stock and market return

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