SK Telecom Dividend yield

 Price  324,000.00
 Dividend  11,502.00
 Earnings  35,217.39
 Cash-flow  81,000.00
 Book value  324,000.00
 Equity  323,095.32

SK Telecom is part of Mobile Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. SK Telecom is a company from Korea, and his stocks are publicly traded.

SK Telecom paid a total dividend of 816,642 million KRW last year, for a market value of 23,004,000 millions (Market Cap 7,082,818 millions). Dividend per share of SK Telecom is 11,502.00 KRW, and his stock market price 324,000.00 KRW.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, SK Telecom has a dividend yield of 3.55%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Korea. 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.

In addition, you should compare SK Telecom dividend yield with other Mobile Telecommunications companies or firms from Korea.

Dividend yield of SK Telecom

SK Telecom Dividend Payout

About the ability of SK Telecom to maintain his current dividend of KRW 11502.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.55%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). SK Telecom payout on ernings is currently 32.66%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 39.27% and 53.55% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that SK Telecomcan maintain his current dividend.

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 SK Telecom is KRW 81,000.00 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of KRW 11,502.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of SK Telecom, compared againt world market average, Korea companies, Telecommunications industry and Mobile Telecommunications sector companies.

SK Telecom payout

SK Telecom Dividend History

Year Yield  KRW  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

SK Telecom Stock performance

Finally, last moth SK Telecom showed a return of 8.70% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a 1.22% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 36.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Korea and Mobile Telecommunications firms.

SK Telecom stock and market return