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

Ser Jing - Do You Know Exactly How Much You Might Be Losing Out in Fees for Funds (pic) There are a few companies that are going Ex-Dividend today, i.e. you need to own them before 23rd August 2013 in order to receive their dividends. Let’s take a look at three of them.

1. The first company to be featured is Super Group Limited (SGX:S10), a manufacturer of 3-in-1 beverage products, is dishing out 2.0 Singapore cents per ordinary share for second quarter of 2013 (2Q 2013). This represents a 19.3% dividend payout ratio, based on the earnings per share (EPS) of 10.51 Singapore cents for first-half of 2013 (1H 2013). In 2Q 2012, the same amounts of dividends was paid out.

 The revenue and net profit for 1H 2013 went up by 16% to $270.7 million and by 65% to $60.3 million respectively, on the back of higher branded consumer and food ingredients sales.

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

2. The next company is Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX: Y92), the leading beverage producer in Thailand and one of the largest beverage producers in Asia. It is giving 0.14 Thai Baht (THB) before tax per ordinary share for 2Q 2013. This represents a 42.4% dividend payout ratio, based on the 1H 2013 EPS of 0.33 THB. In 2Q 2012, same amount of dividends before tax was paid out.

For 1H 2013, the revenue was down 7% to THB76 billion and the net profit was down 10% to THB8.4 billion, over 1H 2012. The revenue dipped mainly due to a decrease of sales in the spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverages business, despite an increase in the food business.

Thai Beverage is trading at a PE ratio of 11, based on the EPS of FY 2012.

3. Last but not least, Asian Pay Television Trust (SGX: S7OU), or APPT for short, the first listed business trust in Asia focused on pay-TV assets, is paying out a distribution of 4.8 Singapore cents per unit for 1H 2013. The trust just went public end May 2013.

 The revenue for 1H 2013 was at $154.1 million and the asset earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) was at $99.6 million. APTT said that it is on track to meet the forecasts outlined in their initial public offering prospectus.

 The trust is trading at a price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.9, based on the net asset value as of 30th June 2013.

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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.