China Life Insurance Dividend yield

 Price  11.90
 Dividend  0.53
 Earnings  1.23
 Cash-flow  19.83
 Book value  17.00
 Equity  16.62

China Life Insurance is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. China Life Insurance is a company from China, and his stocks are publicly traded.

China Life Insurance stock dividend

China Life Insurance paid a total dividend of 3,944 million HKD last year, for a market value of 88,548 millions (Market Cap 88,550 millions). China Life Insurance dividend per share is 0.53 HKD, and his stock market price 11.90 HKD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, China Life Insurance has a dividend yield of 4.48%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from China. 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.

In addition, you should compare China Life Insurance stocks dividend with other Life Insurance companies or other of the best China dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of China Life Insurance

China Life Insurance Dividend Payout

About the ability of China Life Insurance to maintain his current dividend of HKD 0.53 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.48%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). China Life Insurance payout on ernings is currently 43.09%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% respectively. Both figures show that China Life Insurance should not have problems to continue paying his 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 China Life Insurance is HKD 19.83 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of HKD 0.53, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of China Life Insurance, compared againt world market average, China companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

China Life Insurance payout

China Life Insurance Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of China Life Insurance's dividend stock, both in percentage and in HKD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  HKD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of China Life Insurance dividend stock, and compare it with the average of China stocks and that of the Life Insurance stocks.

China Life Insurance stock dividend history

China Life Insurance Stock performance

Finally, last moth China Life Insurance showed a return of -12.50% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 5.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for China and Life Insurance firms.

China Life Insurance stock and market return