MultiChoice Group Dividend yield

 Price  114.17
 Dividend  5.65
 Earnings  5.41
 Cash-flow  20.03
 Book value  27.85
 Equity  28.32

MultiChoice Group is part of Media business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. MultiChoice Group is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

MultiChoice Group paid a total dividend of 2,503 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 50,577 millions (Market Cap 49,280 millions). Dividend per share of MultiChoice Group is 5.65 ZAR, and his stock market price 114.17 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, MultiChoice Group has a dividend yield of 4.95%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 MultiChoice Group dividend yield with other Media companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of MultiChoice Group

MultiChoice Group Dividend Payout

About the ability of MultiChoice Group to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 5.65 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.95%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). MultiChoice Group payout on ernings is currently 104.44%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 39.27% and 23.71% respectively. Both figures show that MultiChoice Group 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 MultiChoice Group is ZAR 20.03 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 5.65, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of MultiChoice Group, compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies.

MultiChoice Group payout

MultiChoice Group Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

MultiChoice Group Stock performance

Finally, last moth MultiChoice Group showed a return of -0.60% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.21% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 17.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Media firms.

MultiChoice Group stock and market return