PLDT Dividend yield

 Price  1,221.00
 Dividend  78.02
 Earnings  123.33
 Cash-flow  297.80
 Book value  530.87
 Equity  592.93

PLDT is part of Mobile Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. PLDT is a company from Philippines, and his stocks are publicly traded.

PLDT paid a total dividend of 16,852 million PHP last year, for a market value of 263,736 millions (Market Cap 111,194 millions). Dividend per share of PLDT is 78.02 PHP, and his stock market price 1,221.00 PHP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, PLDT has a dividend yield of 6.39%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Philippines. 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 PLDT dividend yield with other Mobile Telecommunications companies or firms from Philippines.

Dividend yield of PLDT

PLDT Dividend Payout

About the ability of PLDT to maintain his current dividend of PHP 78.02 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.39%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). PLDT payout on ernings is currently 63.26%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 38.16% and 52.86% respectively. Both figures show that PLDT 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 PLDT is PHP 297.80 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of PHP 78.02, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of PLDT, compared againt world market average, Philippines companies, Telecommunications industry and Mobile Telecommunications sector companies.

PLDT payout

PLDT Dividend History

Year Yield  PHP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

PLDT Stock performance

Finally, last moth PLDT showed a return of -5.20% compared to a worldwide 4.25% average, and a 3.53% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 8.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.42%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Philippines and Mobile Telecommunications firms.

PLDT stock and market return