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3 Companies That You Need to Own Before Today to Receive Dividends

Pay There are a few companies that are going Ex-Dividend today, i.e. you need to own them before 21st August 2013 in order to receive their dividends. Let’s take a look at three of them.

1.            Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited (SGX: D01) is dishing out 6.50 Singapore cents per ordinary share for second quarter of 2013 (2Q 2013). This represents a 38.3% dividend payout ratio, based on the earnings per share (EPS) of 16.95 Singapore cents for first-half of 2013 (1H 2013). In 2Q 2012, the same amount of dividends was paid out.

For 1H 2013, the revenue went up by 10% to US$6 billion and the net profit was down 6% to US$229 million.

The company is trading at a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of close to 33, based on the EPS of Financial Year (FY) 2012.

2.            The next company is Sarin Technologies Limited (SGX: U77), which develops, manufactures, markets and sells precision technology products for the processing of diamonds and gemstones. It is giving a total of 4.0 US cents per ordinary share for 2Q 2013, which includes special dividends of 2.5 US cents. This represents an 83.5% dividend payout ratio, based on the EPS of 4.79 US cents for 1H 2013. In 2Q 2012, lower dividends of 1.25 US cents per ordinary share was paid out.

The revenue for 1H 2013 increased 11.9% to US$42.3 million and the net profit was up 13.5% to US16.3 million, over 1H 2012.

Sarin is trading at a PE ratio of 22, based on the EPS of FY 2012.

3.            The last company to be featured is Singapore Technology Engineering Limited (SGX: S63). It is paying out 3.0 Singapore cents per ordinary share for 2Q 2013. This represents a 32.9% dividend payout ratio, based on the EPS of 9.11 Singapore cents for first-half of 2013 (1H 2013). In 2Q 2012, the same amount of dividends was paid out.

The revenue for 1H 2013 was at $3.14b, while the net profit was at $281.9m. Both the revenue and net profit were flat as compared to 1H 2013.

ST Engineering is also trading at a PE ratio of 22, 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.