Smiths Group Dividend yield




   GBP/share 
 Price  15.05
 Dividend  0.67
 Earnings  0.85
 Cash-flow  1.10
 Book value  6.02
 Equity  5.99

Smiths Group is part of General Industrials business, which is part of Industrials industry. Smiths Group is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Smiths Group paid a total dividend of 265 million GBP last year, for a market value of 5,960 millions (Market Cap 5,958 millions). Dividend per share of Smiths Group is 0.67 GBP, and his stock market price 15.05 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Smiths Group has a dividend yield of 4.44%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. 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 Smiths Group dividend yield with other General Industrials companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Smiths Group

Smiths Group Dividend Payout

About the ability of Smiths Group to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.67 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.44%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Smiths Group payout on ernings is currently 78.82%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.57% and 31.76% respectively. Both figures show that Smiths Group 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 Smiths Group is GBP 1.10 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.67, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Smiths Group, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Industrials industry and General Industrials sector companies.

Smiths Group payout

Smiths Group Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.44%0.6778.82%396
20192.72%0.4658.97%396
20183.27%0.4544.55%396
20172.90%0.4327.04%396
20162.98%0.4251.85%392
20153.97%0.4150.62%392

*In millions

Smiths Group Stock performance

Finally, last moth Smiths Group showed a return of 3.10% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 4.23% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -10.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and General Industrials firms.

Smiths Group stock and market return