Smurfit Kappa Group Dividend yield




   GBP/share 
 Price  34.36
 Dividend  0.98
 Earnings  1.81
 Cash-flow  4.04
 Book value  10.11
 Equity  9.95

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

Smurfit Kappa Group paid a total dividend of 253 million GBP last year, for a market value of 8,865 millions (Market Cap 8,864 millions). Dividend per share of Smurfit Kappa Group is 0.98 GBP, and his stock market price 34.36 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Smurfit Kappa Group has a dividend yield of 2.85%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Ireland. 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 Smurfit Kappa Group dividend yield with other General Industrials companies or firms from Ireland.

Dividend yield of Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa Group Dividend Payout

About the ability of Smurfit Kappa Group to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.98 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.85%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Smurfit Kappa Group payout on ernings is currently 54.14%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.57% and 31.76% respectively. Both figures show that Smurfit Kappa 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 Smurfit Kappa Group is GBP 4.04 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.98, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Smurfit Kappa Group payout

Smurfit Kappa Group Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.85%0.9854.14%258
20192.97%0.87-40.28%238
20183.79%0.7945.40%237
20172.73%0.6837.36%237
20163.12%0.5736.08%235
20152.32%0.6052.63%235

*In millions

Smurfit Kappa Group Stock performance

Finally, last moth Smurfit Kappa Group showed a return of 8.10% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 4.23% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 17.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Ireland and General Industrials firms.

Smurfit Kappa Group stock and market return