Posco Dividend yield

 Price  320,000.00
 Dividend  8,000.00
 Earnings  26,229.51
 Cash-flow  110,344.83
 Book value  533,333.33
 Equity  558,074.68

Posco is part of Industrial Metals and Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Posco is a company from Korea, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Posco paid a total dividend of 624,000 million KRW last year, for a market value of 24,960,000 millions (Market Cap 21,285,631 millions). Dividend per share of Posco is 8,000.00 KRW, and his stock market price 320,000.00 KRW.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Posco has a dividend yield of 2.50%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Korea. However, it is lower than the average of Basic Materials industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Posco dividend yield with other Industrial Metals and Mining companies or firms from Korea.

Dividend yield of Posco

Posco Dividend Payout

About the ability of Posco to maintain his current dividend of KRW 8000.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.50%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Posco payout on ernings is currently 30.50%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.17% and 48.78% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Poscocan 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 Posco is KRW 110,344.83 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of KRW 8,000.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Posco, compared againt world market average, Korea companies, Basic Materials industry and Industrial Metals and Mining sector companies.

Posco payout

Posco Dividend History

Year Yield  KRW  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Posco Stock performance

Finally, last moth Posco showed a return of 13.70% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 4.66% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 98.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Korea and Industrial Metals and Mining firms.

Posco stock and market return