Rio Tinto Ltd. paid a total dividend of 895 million AUD last year, for a market capitalization of 28,272 millions.
Dividend per share of Rio Tinto Ltd. is 2.11 AUD, and his stock market price 66.68 AUD.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Rio Tinto Ltd. has a dividend yield of 3.16%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. 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.
About the ability of Rio Tinto Ltd. to maintain his current dividend of AUD 2.11 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.16%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Rio Tinto Ltd. payout on ernings is currently 0.00%, which is lower than the market average and companies in his industry and sector.
higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 2.11, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Rio Tinto Ltd., compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Basic Materials industry and Mining sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Rio Tinto Ltd..
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