Santos Dividend yield

 Price  7.74
 Dividend  0.19
 Earnings  0.26
 Cash-flow  0.87
 Book value  5.53
 Equity  4.13

Santos is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Santos is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Santos paid a total dividend of 644 million AUD last year, for a market value of 26,215 millions (Market Cap 23,762 millions). Dividend per share of Santos is 0.19 AUD, and his stock market price 7.74 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Santos has a dividend yield of 2.41%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. It is also lower than average of Oil and Gas industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Santos dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Santos

Santos Dividend Payout

About the ability of Santos to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.19 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.41%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Santos payout on ernings is currently 73.08%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.25% and 49.79% respectively. Both figures show that Santos 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 Santos is AUD 0.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.19, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Santos, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Santos payout

Santos Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Santos Stock performance

Finally, last moth Santos showed a return of 6.60% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 4.54% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 9.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Santos stock and market return