Sony Corp Dividend yield

 Price  12,455.00
 Dividend  59.78
 Earnings  1,037.92
 Cash-flow  1,092.54
 Book value  4,448.21
 Equity  3,901.95

Sony Corp is part of Leisure Goods business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Sony Corp is a company from Japan, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Sony Corp paid a total dividend of 74,067 million JPY last year, for a market value of 15,431,745 millions (Market Cap 15,416,058 millions). Dividend per share of Sony Corp is 59.78 JPY, and his stock market price 12,455.00 JPY.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Sony Corp has a dividend yield of 0.48%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Japan. It is also lower than average of Consumer Goods industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Sony Corp dividend yield with other Leisure Goods companies or firms from Japan.

Dividend yield of Sony Corp

Sony Corp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Sony Corp to maintain his current dividend of JPY 59.78 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.48%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Sony Corp payout on ernings is currently 5.76%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.27% and 46.25% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Sony Corpcan 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 Sony Corp is JPY 1,092.54 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of JPY 59.78, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Sony Corp, compared againt world market average, Japan companies, Consumer Goods industry and Leisure Goods sector companies.

Sony Corp payout

Sony Corp Dividend History

Year Yield  JPY  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Sony Corp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Sony Corp showed a return of 9.60% compared to a worldwide -1.34% average, and a -1.59% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 55.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Japan and Leisure Goods firms.

Sony Corp stock and market return