MTN Group Dividend yield

 Price  86.85
 Dividend  5.50
 Earnings  12.06
 Cash-flow  31.02
 Book value  54.28
 Equity  49.43

MTN Group is part of Mobile Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. MTN Group is a company from South Africa, and his stocks are publicly traded.

MTN Group paid a total dividend of 10,362 million ZAR last year, for a market value of 163,625 millions (Market Cap 156,121 millions). Dividend per share of MTN Group is 5.50 ZAR, and his stock market price 86.85 ZAR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, MTN Group has a dividend yield of 6.33%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from South Africa. It is also bigger than average of Telecommunications 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 MTN Group dividend yield with other Mobile Telecommunications companies or firms from South Africa.

Dividend yield of MTN Group

MTN Group Dividend Payout

About the ability of MTN Group to maintain his current dividend of ZAR 5.50 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.33%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). MTN Group payout on ernings is currently 45.61%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 38.16% and 52.86% respectively. Both figures show that MTN Group 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 MTN Group is ZAR 31.02 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of ZAR 5.50, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of MTN Group, compared againt world market average, South Africa companies, Telecommunications industry and Mobile Telecommunications sector companies.

MTN Group payout

MTN Group Dividend History

Year Yield  ZAR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

MTN Group Stock performance

Finally, last moth MTN Group showed a return of 19.50% compared to a worldwide 4.25% average, and a 3.53% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 79.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.42%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for South Africa and Mobile Telecommunications firms.

MTN Group stock and market return