SMS Dividend yield

 Price  3,395.00
 Dividend  10.52
 Earnings  55.11
 Cash-flow  77.69
 Book value  259.16
 Equity  241.71

SMS is part of Support Services business, which is part of Industrials industry. SMS is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

SMS paid a total dividend of 915 million JPY last year, for a market value of 295,365 millions (Market Cap 168,569 millions). Dividend per share of SMS is 10.52 JPY, and his stock market price 3,395.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, SMS has a dividend yield of 0.31%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare SMS dividend yield with other Support Services companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of SMS

SMS Dividend Payout

About the ability of SMS to maintain his current dividend of JPY 10.52 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.31%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). SMS payout on ernings is currently 19.09%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.25% and 34.62% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that SMScan 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 SMS is JPY 77.69 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 10.52, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of SMS, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies.

SMS payout

SMS Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

SMS Stock performance

Finally, last moth SMS showed a return of 10.00% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 0.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Support Services firms.

SMS stock and market return