Ajinomoto Co Dividend yield

 Price  2,266.00
 Dividend  31.95
 Earnings  48.73
 Cash-flow  209.81
 Book value  985.22
 Equity  1,059.35

Ajinomoto Co is part of Food Producers business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Ajinomoto Co is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Ajinomoto Co paid a total dividend of 17,509 million JPY last year, for a market value of 1,241,768 millions (Market Cap 1,105,312 millions). Dividend per share of Ajinomoto Co is 31.95 JPY, and his stock market price 2,266.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ajinomoto Co has a dividend yield of 1.41%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. It is also lower than average of Consumer Goods industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Ajinomoto Co dividend yield with other Food Producers companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Ajinomoto Co

Ajinomoto Co Dividend Payout

About the ability of Ajinomoto Co to maintain his current dividend of JPY 31.95 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.41%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ajinomoto Co payout on ernings is currently 65.57%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.17% and 45.16% respectively. Both figures show that Ajinomoto Co 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 Ajinomoto Co is JPY 209.81 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 31.95, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Ajinomoto Co, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Consumer Goods industry and Food Producers sector companies.

Ajinomoto Co payout

Ajinomoto Co Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Ajinomoto Co Stock performance

Finally, last moth Ajinomoto Co showed a return of 6.90% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 4.48% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 12.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Food Producers firms.

Ajinomoto Co stock and market return