Merlin Entertainment Dividend yield

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   GBP per share 
 Price  3.18
 Dividend  0.08
 Earnings  0.18
 Cash-flow  0.36
 Book value  1.51
 Equity  1.44

Merlin Entertainment is part of Travel and Leisure business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Merlin Entertainment is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Merlin Entertainment paid a total dividend of 82 million GBP last year, for a market value of 3,244 millions (Market Cap 2,235 millions). Dividend per share of Merlin Entertainment is 0.08 GBP, and his stock market price 3.18 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Merlin Entertainment has a dividend yield of 2.36%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Merlin Entertainment dividend yield with other Travel and Leisure companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Merlin Entertainment

Merlin Entertainment Dividend Payout

About the ability of Merlin Entertainment to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.08 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.36%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Merlin Entertainment payout on ernings is currently 44.44%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.41% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures show that Merlin Entertainment 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 Merlin Entertainment is GBP 0.36 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.08, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Merlin Entertainment, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Services industry and Travel and Leisure sector companies.

Merlin Entertainment payout

Merlin Entertainment Stock performance

Finally, last moth Merlin Entertainment showed a return of -5.50% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.42% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -12.50% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Travel and Leisure firms.

Merlin Entertainment stock and market return

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