Rostelekom paid a total dividend of 14,143 million RUB last year, for a market capitalization of 199,458 millions.
Dividend per share of Rostelekom is 5.92 RUB, and his stock market price 83.49 RUB.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Rostelekom has a dividend yield of 7.09%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Russia. It is also bigger than average of Telecommunications 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 Rostelekom to maintain his current dividend of RUB 5.92 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.09%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Rostelekom payout on ernings is currently 65.20%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 40.24% and 57.10% respectively. Both figures show that Rostelekom 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 latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Rostelekom is RUB 34.79 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of RUB 5.92, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Rostelekom, compared againt world market average, Russia companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Rostelekom.
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