Sime Darby Dividend yield

 Price  2.30
 Dividend  0.12
 Earnings  0.17
 Cash-flow  0.11
 Book value  2.30
 Equity  2.30

Sime Darby is part of General Industrials business, which is part of Industrials industry. Sime Darby is a company from Malaysia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Sime Darby paid a total dividend of 817 million MYR last year, for a market value of 15,663 millions (Market Cap 8,109 millions). Dividend per share of Sime Darby is 0.12 MYR, and his stock market price 2.30 MYR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Sime Darby has a dividend yield of 5.00%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Malaysia. It is also bigger than average of Industrials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Sime Darby dividend yield with other General Industrials companies or firms from Malaysia.

Dividend yield of Sime Darby

Sime Darby Dividend Payout

About the ability of Sime Darby to maintain his current dividend of MYR 0.12 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.00%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Sime Darby payout on ernings is currently 70.59%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 41.22% and 36.57% respectively. Both figures show that Sime Darby 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 Sime Darby is MYR 0.11 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of MYR 0.12, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Sime Darby, compared againt world market average, Malaysia companies, Industrials industry and General Industrials sector companies.

Sime Darby payout

Sime Darby Dividend History

Year Yield  MYR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Sime Darby Stock performance

Finally, last moth Sime Darby showed a return of 7.00% compared to a worldwide -2.30% average, and a -3.75% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -0.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -5.85%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Malaysia and General Industrials firms.

Sime Darby stock and market return