Smith (DS) Dividend yield

 Price  2.90
 Dividend  0.15
 Earnings  0.30
 Cash-flow  0.67
 Book value  3.22
 Equity  2.78

Smith (DS) is part of General Industrials business, which is part of Industrials industry. Smith (DS) is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Smith (DS) paid a total dividend of 206 million GBP last year, for a market value of 3,990 millions (Market Cap 3,707 millions). Dividend per share of Smith (DS) is 0.15 GBP, and his stock market price 2.90 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Smith (DS) has a dividend yield of 5.17%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Industrials 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 Smith (DS) dividend yield with other General Industrials companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Smith (DS)

Smith (DS) Dividend Payout

About the ability of Smith (DS) to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.15 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.17%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Smith (DS) payout on ernings is currently 50.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 41.59% and 36.92% respectively. Both figures show that Smith (DS) 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 Smith (DS) is GBP 0.67 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.15, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Smith (DS), compared againt world market average, UK companies, Industrials industry and General Industrials sector companies.

Smith (DS) payout

Smith (DS) Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Smith (DS) Stock performance

Finally, last moth Smith (DS) showed a return of 13.00% compared to a worldwide 3.75% average, and a 5.35% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -24.30% versus a worldwide performance of a -9.52%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and General Industrials firms.

Smith (DS) stock and market return