3 Shares Paying Dividends This Week

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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, 27 July 2015

Frasers Commercial Trust (SGX: ND8U), a real estate investment trust which owns commercial assets in both Singapore and Australia, will be going ex-dividend today.

It is dishing out a distribution of 2.35 Singapore cents per unit for its fiscal third-quarter. For the three months ended 30 June 2015, the REIT’s gross revenue grew 17% year-on-year to S$34.7 million, mainly due to higher contributions from its commercial properties in Singapore.

Frasers Commercial Trust’s units closed at $1.52 last Friday. At that price, the REIT is trading at a historical price-to-book ratio of close to 1 and sports a trailing-12-months distribution yield of 6.2%.

2. Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul outfit, SIA Engineering Company Limited  (SGX: S59), is slated to go ex-dividend on Wednesday.

The firm is set to pay out 8.5 Singapore cents per ordinary share for its fiscal fourth-quarter. For SIA Engineering’s fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, revenue had dipped by 4.9% year-on-year to S$1.12 billion. Unfortunately, the aero-engineer saw its bottom-line caving in with its profit plunging by 31% to S$183.3 million. The poor showing was due to fewer heavy checks and reduced engine shop visits.

SIA Engineering’s shares were last seen at S$3.87 each last Friday. This represents a trailing price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 24 and a trailing-12-months dividend yield of 3.8%.

3. Friday, 31 July 2015

Telecommunications company outfit M1 Ltd  (SGX: B2F) will be going ex-dividend on Friday.

It is giving out 7.0 Singapore cents per share in dividends for its fiscal second-quarter. For the three months ended 30 June 2015, M1’s revenue had managed to show a strong 15.5% year-on-year increase to S$276.8 million on the back of higher handset sales. But, the telco’s net profit had increased by just 1.0% to S$44.3 million as handset sales have an inherently lower profit margin.

M1, which closed at $3.27 last Friday, is trading 17 times its historical earnings and has a trailing-12-months dividend yield of 5.8%.

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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.