Rio Tinto Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   GBP per share 
 Price  39.26
 Dividend  1.84
 Earnings  3.78
 Cash-flow  5.95
 Book value  18.70
 Equity  18.26

Rio Tinto is part of Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Rio Tinto is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Rio Tinto paid a total dividend of 2,512 million GBP last year, for a market value of 53,590 millions (Market Cap 46,630 millions). Dividend per share of Rio Tinto is 1.84 GBP, and his stock market price 39.26 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Rio Tinto has a dividend yield of 4.68%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. 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 Rio Tinto dividend yield with other Mining companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Dividend Payout

About the ability of Rio Tinto to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.84 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.68%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Rio Tinto payout on ernings is currently 48.68%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.75% and 34.50% respectively. Both figures show that Rio Tinto 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 Rio Tinto is GBP 5.95 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.84, 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, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Basic Materials industry and Mining sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Rio Tinto.

Rio Tinto payout

Rio Tinto Stock performance

Finally, last moth Rio Tinto showed a return of 0.10% compared to a worldwide -3.60% average, and a -3.16% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 19.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 13.88%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Mining firms.

Rio Tinto stock and market return

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