West Japan Railway Dividend yield

 Price  6,135.00
 Dividend  100.00
 Earnings  468.32
 Cash-flow  1,252.04
 Book value  6,135.00
 Equity  5,781.73

West Japan Railway is part of Travel and Leisure business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. West Japan Railway is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

West Japan Railway paid a total dividend of 19,100 million JPY last year, for a market value of 1,171,785 millions (Market Cap 1,109,110 millions). Dividend per share of West Japan Railway is 100.00 JPY, and his stock market price 6,135.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, West Japan Railway has a dividend yield of 1.63%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Services industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare West Japan Railway dividend yield with other Travel and Leisure companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of West Japan Railway

West Japan Railway Dividend Payout

About the ability of West Japan Railway to maintain his current dividend of JPY 100.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.63%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). West Japan Railway payout on ernings is currently 21.35%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.17% and 23.35% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that West Japan Railwaycan 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 West Japan Railway is JPY 1,252.04 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 100.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of West Japan Railway, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Consumer Services industry and Travel and Leisure sector companies.

West Japan Railway payout

West Japan Railway Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

West Japan Railway Stock performance

Finally, last moth West Japan Railway showed a return of -5.80% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 2.83% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -17.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Travel and Leisure firms.

West Japan Railway stock and market return