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Ross Stores paid a total dividend of 216 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 27,432 millions. Dividend per share of Ross Stores is 0.54 USD, and his stock market price 68.58 USD.
According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ross Stores has a dividend yield of 0.79%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...
About the ability of Ross Stores to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.54 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.79%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ross Stores payout on ernings is currently 21.09%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.24% and 40.32% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Ross Storescan maintain his current dividend.
The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Ross Stores is USD 3.31 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.54, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Ross Stores, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and General Retailers sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Ross Stores.
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