Saudi Telecom Co Dividend yield

 Price  39.80
 Dividend  1.60
 Earnings  2.91
 Cash-flow  5.31
 Book value  14.74
 Equity  14.33

Saudi Telecom Co is part of Fixed Line Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. Saudi Telecom Co is a company from Saudi Arabia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Saudi Telecom Co stock dividend

Saudi Telecom Co paid a total dividend of 7,971 million SAR last year, for a market value of 198,284 millions (Market Cap 71,385 millions). Saudi Telecom Co dividend per share is 1.60 SAR, and his stock market price 39.80 SAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Saudi Telecom Co has a dividend yield of 4.02%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Telecom Co stocks dividend with other Fixed Line Telecommunications companies or other of the high Saudi Arabia dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Saudi Telecom Co

Saudi Telecom Co Dividend Payout

About the ability of Saudi Telecom Co to maintain his current dividend of SAR 1.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.02%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Saudi Telecom Co payout on ernings is currently 54.98%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 39.34% and 41.86% respectively. Both figures show that Saudi Telecom Co 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 Saudi Telecom Co is SAR 5.31 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of SAR 1.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Saudi Telecom Co, compared againt world market average, Saudi Arabia companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies.

Saudi Telecom Co payout

Saudi Telecom Co Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Saudi Telecom Co's dividend stock, both in percentage and in SAR, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  SAR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Saudi Telecom Co Stock performance

Finally, last moth Saudi Telecom Co showed a return of -6.10% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -0.77% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -4.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Saudi Arabia and Fixed Line Telecommunications firms.

Saudi Telecom Co stock and market return