Eisai Dividend yield

 Price  8,396.00
 Dividend  160.36
 Earnings  206.29
 Cash-flow  257.55
 Book value  2,469.41
 Equity  2,398.72

Eisai is part of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology business, which is part of Health Care industry. Eisai is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Eisai paid a total dividend of 46,023 million JPY last year, for a market value of 2,409,652 millions (Market Cap 2,216,142 millions). Dividend per share of Eisai is 160.36 JPY, and his stock market price 8,396.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Eisai has a dividend yield of 1.91%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Health Care 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 Eisai dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Eisai

Eisai Dividend Payout

About the ability of Eisai to maintain his current dividend of JPY 160.36 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.91%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Eisai payout on ernings is currently 77.74%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.27% and 31.41% respectively. Both figures show that Eisai 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 Eisai is JPY 257.55 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 160.36, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Eisai, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Health Care industry and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sector companies.

Eisai payout

Eisai Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Eisai Stock performance

Finally, last moth Eisai showed a return of -7.60% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -3.33% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -12.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Eisai stock and market return