Computershare Dividend yield




   AUD/share 
 Price  15.04
 Dividend  0.41
 Earnings  0.90
 Cash-flow  1.50
 Book value  3.86
 Equity  3.80

Computershare is part of Financial Services business, which is part of Financials industry. Computershare is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Computershare paid a total dividend of 247 million AUD last year, for a market value of 9,054 millions (Market Cap 8,058 millions). Dividend per share of Computershare is 0.41 AUD, and his stock market price 15.04 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Computershare has a dividend yield of 2.75%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. However, it is lower than the average of Financials industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Computershare dividend yield with other Financial Services companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Computershare

Computershare Dividend Payout

About the ability of Computershare to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.41 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.75%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Computershare payout on ernings is currently 45.56%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.17% and 41.32% respectively. Both figures show that Computershare 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 Computershare is AUD 1.50 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.41, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Computershare, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies.

Computershare payout

Computershare Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.75%0.4145.56%602
20203.15%0.4646.00%541
20192.62%0.4432.84%543
20182.33%0.4048.78%543
20172.21%0.3642.35%546
20162.84%0.3349.25%549
20152.66%0.3155.36%556

*In millions

Computershare Stock performance

Finally, last moth Computershare showed a return of 14.50% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 4.05% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 56.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Financial Services firms.

Computershare stock and market return