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Royal KPN paid a total dividend of 340 million EUR last year, for a market capitalization of 11,999 millions. Dividend per share of Royal KPN is 0.08 EUR, and his stock market price 2.82 EUR.
According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Royal KPN has a dividend yield of 2.94%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Netherlands. However, it is lower than the average of Telecommunications industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.
About the ability of Royal KPN to maintain his current dividend of EUR 0.08 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.94%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Royal KPN payout on ernings is currently 26.67%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 39.68% and 64.73% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Royal KPNcan 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 Royal KPN is EUR 0.45 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 0.08, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Royal KPN, compared againt world market average, Netherlands companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Royal KPN.
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