Orica Dividend yield

 Price  13.79
 Dividend  0.24
 Earnings  0.51
 Cash-flow  0.68
 Book value  7.66
 Equity  7.50

Orica is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Orica is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Orica paid a total dividend of 98 million AUD last year, for a market value of 5,613 millions (Market Cap 5,597 millions). Dividend per share of Orica is 0.24 AUD, and his stock market price 13.79 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Orica has a dividend yield of 1.74%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Orica dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Orica

Orica Dividend Payout

About the ability of Orica to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.24 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.74%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Orica payout on ernings is currently 47.06%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 39.27% and 51.13% respectively. Both figures show that Orica should not have problems to continue paying his dividend.

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 Orica is AUD 0.68 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.24, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Orica, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Orica payout

Orica Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Orica Stock performance

Finally, last moth Orica showed a return of 4.70% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -2.32% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -10.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Chemicals firms.

Orica stock and market return