Woolworths Holdings Dividend yield




   ZAR/share 
 Price  39.54
 Dividend  1.87
 Earnings  0.92
 Cash-flow  7.75
 Book value  6.18
 Equity  7.60

Woolworths Holdings is part of General Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Woolworths Holdings is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Woolworths Holdings paid a total dividend of 1,962 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 41,477 millions (Market Cap 34,390 millions). Dividend per share of Woolworths Holdings is 1.87 ZAR, and his stock market price 39.54 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Woolworths Holdings has a dividend yield of 4.74%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. 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 Woolworths Holdings dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of Woolworths Holdings

Woolworths Holdings Dividend Payout

About the ability of Woolworths Holdings to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 1.87 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.74%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Woolworths Holdings payout on ernings is currently 203.26%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.57% and 29.05% respectively. Both figures show that Woolworths Holdings 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 Woolworths Holdings is ZAR 7.75 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 1.87, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Woolworths Holdings payout

Woolworths Holdings Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.74%1.87203.26%1,049
20193.92%1.91-289.39%1,049
20184.34%2.39-77.60%1,048
20174.79%3.1357.01%1,048
20164.82%3.1369.87%1,041
20152.42%2.4777.92%1,041

*In millions

Woolworths Holdings Stock performance

Finally, last moth Woolworths Holdings showed a return of 13.00% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 2.70% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -18.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and General Retailers firms.

Woolworths Holdings stock and market return