Staples Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  10.22
 Dividend  0.48
 Earnings  -2.22
 Cash-flow  1.44
 Book value  5.68
 Equity  6.98

Staples is part of General Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Staples is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Staples paid a total dividend of 313 million USD last year, for a market value of 6,674 millions (Market Cap 6,654 millions). Dividend per share of Staples is 0.48 USD, and his stock market price 10.22 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Staples has a dividend yield of 4.70%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 Staples dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Staples

Staples Dividend Payout

About the ability of Staples to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.48 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.70%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Staples payout on ernings is currently -21.62%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.22% and 39.06% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Staplescan 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 Staples is USD 1.44 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.48, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Staples, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and General Retailers sector companies.

Staples payout

Staples Stock performance

Finally, last moth Staples showed a return of 0.60% compared to a worldwide 0.31% average, and a -0.79% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 19.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 15.79%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Retailers firms.

Staples stock and market return

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