Smith & Nephew Dividend yield

 Price  10.30
 Dividend  0.31
 Earnings  0.64
 Cash-flow  0.73
 Book value  4.68
 Equity  4.60

Smith & Nephew is part of Health Care Equipment and Services business, which is part of Health Care industry. Smith & Nephew is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Smith & Nephew paid a total dividend of 270 million GBP last year, for a market value of 8,982 millions (Market Cap 8,979 millions). Dividend per share of Smith & Nephew is 0.31 GBP, and his stock market price 10.30 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Smith & Nephew has a dividend yield of 3.00%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Health Care industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Smith & Nephew dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew Dividend Payout

About the ability of Smith & Nephew to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.31 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.00%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Smith & Nephew payout on ernings is currently 48.44%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 41.59% and 34.33% respectively. Both figures show that Smith & Nephew 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 & Nephew is GBP 0.73 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.31, 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 & Nephew, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Health Care industry and Health Care Equipment and Services sector companies.

Smith & Nephew payout

Smith & Nephew Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Smith & Nephew Stock performance

Finally, last moth Smith & Nephew showed a return of -2.00% compared to a worldwide 3.75% average, and a 6.02% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -17.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -9.52%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

Smith & Nephew stock and market return