Gold Fields Dividend yield

 Price  228.05
 Dividend  4.70
 Earnings  13.26
 Cash-flow  26.83
 Book value  71.27
 Equity  66.30

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 4,174 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 202,508 millions (Market Cap 198,404 millions). Dividend per share of Gold Fields is 4.70 ZAR, and his stock market price 228.05 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Gold Fields has a dividend yield of 2.06%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

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 4.70 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.06%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Gold Fields payout on ernings is currently 35.44%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.25% and 40.37% 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 26.83 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 4.70, 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* 

*In millions

Gold Fields Stock performance

Finally, last moth Gold Fields showed a return of 6.20% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 3.95% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 65.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Mining firms.

Gold Fields stock and market return