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3 Companies That You Need To Own To Receive Dividends Today

Pay There are a few companies that are going Ex-Dividend today, i.e. you need to own them before today in order to receive their dividends. Let’s look at three of them.

1. BreadTalk Group Limited (SGX: 5DA) is paying 0.5 Singapore cents per ordinary share for second quarter of 2013 (2Q 2013). This represents a 30.3% dividend payout ratio, based on the diluted earnings per share (EPS) of 1.65 Singapore cents for first-half of 2013 (1H 2013). In 2Q 2012, the same amount of dividends was paid out.

The total revenue for 1H 2013 rose 17.0% to $246.8 million (Food Atrium sales jumped 25.7%, Bakeries rose 14.4% and Restaurants rose 14.0%) over 1H 2012. The net profit grew 5.2% to $4.7 million over 1H 2013.

On 16th August 2013, the shares closed at $0.905, representing a PE ratio of 21.2, based on the EPS of Financial Year (FY) 2012.

2. SBS Transit Limited (SGX: S61) is giving 0.9 Singapore cents per ordinary share for 2Q 2013. This represents a 46.4% dividend payout ratio, based on the diluted earnings per share of 1.94 Singapore cents for 1H 2013. In 2Q 2012, higher dividends of 1.35 Singapore cents per ordinary share was dished out.

The 1H 2013 revenue was up 6.9% to $414.1 million while the net profit was down 36.3% to $6.0 million over 1H 2012.

On 16th August 2013, the shares closed at $1.395, which carries a PE ratio of 23.2, based on the EPS of FY 2012.

3. Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08) is dishing out 1.25 Singapore cents per ordinary share for 1Q 2013. This represents a 70.1% dividend payout ratio, based on the diluted earnings per share of 1.77 Singapore cents. In 1Q 2012, same amount of dividends was given out to shareholders.

The revenue for 1Q 2013 grew by 6.5% over 1Q 2012, excluding contributions from new subsidiaries. Including contributions from these subsidiaries, the revenue grew by 32.8% to $201.3 million. However, the net profit was down 2% to $37.3 million.

On 16th August 2013, the shares closed at $1.31, which represents a PE ratio of 18.2, based on the EPS of FY 2012.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice.  Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.