South32 Dividend yield

 Price  3.40
 Dividend  0.29
 Earnings  -0.06
 Cash-flow  0.39
 Book value  3.09
 Equity  3.53

South32 is part of Industrial Metals and Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. South32 is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

South32 stock dividend

South32 paid a total dividend of 1,323 million AUD last year, for a market value of 15,507 millions (Market Cap 15,509 millions). South32 dividend per share is 0.29 AUD, and his stock market price 3.40 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, South32 has a dividend yield of 8.58%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. It is also bigger than average of Basic Materials 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 South32 stocks dividend with other Industrial Metals and Mining companies or other of the high Australia dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of South32

South32 Dividend Payout

About the ability of South32 to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.29 per share, an amount that accounts for 8.58%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). South32 payout on ernings is currently -483.33%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 39.34% and 38.07% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that South32can 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 South32 is AUD 0.39 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.29, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of South32, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Basic Materials industry and Industrial Metals and Mining sector companies.

South32 payout

South32 Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of South32's dividend stock, both in percentage and in AUD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of South32 dividend stock, and compare it with the average of Australia stocks and that of the Industrial Metals and Mining stocks.

South32 stock dividend history

South32 Stock performance

Finally, last moth South32 showed a return of -12.40% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.66% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -17.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Industrial Metals and Mining firms.

South32 stock and market return