Oil Search Dividend yield

 Price  3.71
 Dividend  0.11
 Earnings  0.22
 Cash-flow  0.52
 Book value  3.71
 Equity  3.61

Oil Search is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Oil Search is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Oil Search paid a total dividend of 228 million AUD last year, for a market value of 7,706 millions (Market Cap 7,696 millions). Dividend per share of Oil Search is 0.11 AUD, and his stock market price 3.71 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Oil Search has a dividend yield of 2.95%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. However, it is lower than the average of Oil and Gas industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Oil Search dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Oil Search

Oil Search Dividend Payout

About the ability of Oil Search to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.11 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.95%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Oil Search payout on ernings is currently 50.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.57% and 45.97% respectively. Both figures show that Oil Search 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 Oil Search is AUD 0.52 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.11, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Oil Search, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Oil Search payout

Oil Search Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Oil Search Stock performance

Finally, last moth Oil Search showed a return of 1.90% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -47.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Oil Search stock and market return