USS Dividend yield

 Price  2,164.00
 Dividend  55.40
 Earnings  82.60
 Cash-flow  109.29
 Book value  721.33
 Equity  730.97

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

USS paid a total dividend of 13,850 million JPY last year, for a market value of 541,000 millions (Market Cap 455,609 millions). Dividend per share of USS is 55.40 JPY, and his stock market price 2,164.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, USS has a dividend yield of 2.56%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. 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 USS dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of USS

USS Dividend Payout

About the ability of USS to maintain his current dividend of JPY 55.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.56%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). USS payout on ernings is currently 67.07%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.17% and 23.35% respectively. Both figures show that USS 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 USS is JPY 109.29 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 55.40, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

USS payout

USS Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

USS Stock performance

Finally, last moth USS showed a return of 6.90% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 2.83% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 45.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and General Retailers firms.

USS stock and market return