Sony Corp Dividend yield




   JPY/share 
 Price  10,285.00
 Dividend  50.40
 Earnings  562.02
 Cash-flow  1,094.15
 Book value  3,317.74
 Equity  3,193.30

Sony Corp is part of Leisure Goods business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Sony Corp is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Sony Corp paid a total dividend of 62,194 million JPY last year, for a market value of 12,691,690 millions (Market Cap 12,671,910 millions). Dividend per share of Sony Corp is 50.40 JPY, and his stock market price 10,285.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Sony Corp has a dividend yield of 0.49%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. It is also lower than average of Consumer Goods industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Sony Corp dividend yield with other Leisure Goods companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Sony Corp

Sony Corp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Sony Corp to maintain his current dividend of JPY 50.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.49%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Sony Corp payout on ernings is currently 8.97%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.57% and 36.83% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Sony Corpcan maintain his current dividend.

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 Sony Corp is JPY 1,094.15 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 50.40, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Sony Corp, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Consumer Goods industry and Leisure Goods sector companies.

Sony Corp payout

Sony Corp Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 
Present0.49%50.408.97%1,234
20190.54%39.974.81%1,228
20180.56%29.836.16%1,265
20170.44%22.3714.48%1,263
20160.61%20.069.21%1,256
20150.31%9.85-9.83%1,256

*In millions

Sony Corp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Sony Corp showed a return of 6.00% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 4.60% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 39.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Leisure Goods firms.

Sony Corp stock and market return