Gold Fields Dividend yield




   ZAR/share 
 Price  137.51
 Dividend  4.80
 Earnings  13.48
 Cash-flow  23.71
 Book value  59.79
 Equity  52.45

Gold Fields is part of Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Gold Fields is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Gold Fields paid a total dividend of 4,238 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 121,421 millions (Market Cap 118,974 millions). Dividend per share of Gold Fields is 4.80 ZAR, and his stock market price 137.51 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Gold Fields has a dividend yield of 3.49%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also bigger than average of Basic Materials 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 Gold Fields dividend yield with other Mining companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of Gold Fields

Gold Fields Dividend Payout

About the ability of Gold Fields to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 4.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.49%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Gold Fields payout on ernings is currently 35.61%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.16% and 48.78% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Gold Fieldscan maintain his current 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 Gold Fields is ZAR 23.71 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 4.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Gold Fields, compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Basic Materials industry and Mining sector companies.

Gold Fields payout

Gold Fields Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present3.49%4.8035.61%883
20201.89%2.6098.48%883
20190.83%0.80-14.44%829
20181.42%0.700.00%822
20171.85%1.0034.72%822
20161.59%0.71-18.78%822
20150.65%0.240.00%771

*In millions

Gold Fields Stock performance

Finally, last moth Gold Fields showed a return of 9.30% compared to a worldwide 4.25% average, and a 4.66% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 49.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.42%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Mining firms.

Gold Fields stock and market return