Posco Dividend yield

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   KRW per share 
 Price  225,500.00
 Dividend  11,004.40
 Earnings  25,337.08
 Cash-flow  72,741.94
 Book value  563,750.00
 Equity  539,086.81

Posco is part of Industrial Metals and Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Posco is a company from Korea, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Posco paid a total dividend of 880,352 million KRW last year, for a market value of 18,040,000 millions (Market Cap 15,298,136 millions). Dividend per share of Posco is 11,004.40 KRW, and his stock market price 225,500.00 KRW.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Posco has a dividend yield of 4.88%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Korea. It is also bigger than average of Basic Materials 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 Posco dividend yield with other Industrial Metals and Mining companies or firms from Korea.

Dividend yield of Posco

Posco Dividend Payout

About the ability of Posco to maintain his current dividend of KRW 11004.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.88%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Posco payout on ernings is currently 43.43%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 41.08% and 44.33% respectively. Both figures show that Posco 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 Posco is KRW 72,741.94 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of KRW 11,004.40, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Posco, compared againt world market average, Korea companies, Basic Materials industry and Industrial Metals and Mining sector companies.

Posco payout

Posco Stock performance

Finally, last moth Posco showed a return of -7.80% compared to a worldwide -0.39% average, and a -2.87% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -31.80% versus a worldwide performance of a -2.47%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Korea and Industrial Metals and Mining firms.

Posco stock and market return

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