SoftBank Dividend yield

 Price  1,670.00
 Dividend  86.01
 Earnings  167.00
 Cash-flow  245.59
 Book value  477.14
 Equity  413.37

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

SoftBank stock dividend

SoftBank paid a total dividend of 406,655 million JPY last year, for a market value of 7,895,760 millions (Market Cap 4,585,898 millions). SoftBank dividend per share is 86.01 JPY, and his stock market price 1,670.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, SoftBank has a dividend yield of 5.15%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. 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 SoftBank stocks dividend with other Mobile Telecommunications companies or other of the high Japan dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of SoftBank

SoftBank Dividend Payout

About the ability of SoftBank to maintain his current dividend of JPY 86.01 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.15%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). SoftBank payout on ernings is currently 51.50%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 39.34% and 41.86% respectively. Both figures show that SoftBank 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 SoftBank is JPY 245.59 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 86.01, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

SoftBank payout

SoftBank Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of SoftBank's dividend stock, both in percentage and in JPY, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

SoftBank Stock performance

Finally, last moth SoftBank showed a return of 5.80% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -0.77% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 9.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Mobile Telecommunications firms.

SoftBank stock and market return