Svenska Handelsbnk A paid a total dividend of 8,583 million SEK last year, for a market capitalization of 248,532 millions.
Dividend per share of Svenska Handelsbnk A is 4.51 SEK, and his stock market price 130.60 SEK.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Svenska Handelsbnk A has a dividend yield of 3.45%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Sweden. It is also bigger than average of Financials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.
About the ability of Svenska Handelsbnk A to maintain his current dividend of SEK 4.51 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.45%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Svenska Handelsbnk A payout on ernings is currently 52.81%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.24% and 44.35% respectively. Both figures show that Svenska Handelsbnk A 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 latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Svenska Handelsbnk A is SEK -6.50 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of SEK 4.51, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Svenska Handelsbnk A, compared againt world market average, Sweden companies, Financials industry and Banks sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Svenska Handelsbnk A.
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