3 Companies Paying Dividends This Week

There are a few companies that are slated to go ex-dividend this week. In other words, you need to own them before a specific date this week in order to receive their dividends. Let’s take a look at three of them.

1. Monday, 12th May 2014

China Merchants Holdings (SGX: C22), a leading toll road company focused on investing in and managing toll roads in China, will be going ex-dividend on Monday.

It is paying out 4.25 Singapore cents per share for the fourth quarter. For the full year that ended 31 December 2013, revenue rose 31% year-on-year to HK$1.9 billion while net profit dipped 6% to HK$613.7 million.

The shares closed at S$0.955 on Friday. It is trading at a historical price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.9 and sports a dividend yield of 7.3%.

2. Wednesday, 14th May 2014

Two days later, one of the three major telecommunication companies in Singapore, Starhub Limited (SGX: CC3), is pencilled in to go ex-dividend.

It is dishing out the usual 5.0 Singapore cents per share for the fourth quarter. For the full year of 2013, revenue dipped 3% while net profit went north by the same proportion.

Starhub shares last changed hands at S$4.16. This translates to a historical price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 19 and a dividend yield of 4.8%.

 3. Thursday, 15th May 2014

On Thursday, Jardine Cycle & Carriage (SGX: C07) will be going ex-dividend. The firm has an interest of just over 50% in Astra, an Indonesian-listed conglomerate, and other motor interests in Southeast Asia.

It is giving out 90.0 US cents per share for the fourth quarter. For the full year of 2013, revenue slumped 8% to US$19.8 billion while net profit dipped 7% to US$915 million.

Shares at Jardine C&C closed at S$43.53 on Friday. It trades at a historical PE ratio of 14 and has a dividend yield of 3.1%.

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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.