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.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

On Wednesday, Chew’s Group Ltd (SGX: 5SY), is pencilled in to go ex-dividend. The firm is a producer of fresh eggs in our country, and specialises in designer eggs under the Chew’s brand name.

It is paying a dividend of 0.49 Singapore cents per share for the six months to 30 September 2015.

For the financial year ended 30 September 2015, revenue grew 9% year on year to S$33.9 million, while net profit went up 14% to S$2.1 million. Higher sales of designer and generic eggs produced by the firm contributed to the top line.

Shares of Chew’s closed at $0.25 on Friday. It is trading at a historical price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 9.5 and sports a dividend yield of around 2%.

  1. Thursday, 11 February 2016

Hutchison Port Hldg Trust (SGX: NS8U) is slated to go ex-dividend on Thursday. The trust is the first publicly-traded container port business trust in Singapore. It owns interests in deep-water container port assets located in two of the world’s busiest container port cities by throughput – Kwai Tsing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China.

The trust is dishing out 18.70 Hong Kong cents per unit for the period from 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015.

For the full year ended 31 December 2015, revenue for the business trust inched down 0.1% year on year to HK$12.6 billion. Net profit came in at HK$1.74 billion, as compared to a net loss of HK$17.2 billion exactly a year ago.

The units last exchanged hands at US$0.455 on Friday. They are now trading at a historical price-to-book ratio of around 0.7 and have a distribution yield of close to 10%.

  1. Friday, 12 February 2016

On the last day of the week, CapitaRetail China Trust (SGX: AU8U), will be going ex-dividend. According to its website, it is the first and only China shopping mall real estate investment trust (REIT) listed in Singapore, with a portfolio of 10 retail malls located in six cities across China.

The REIT is giving out 5.23 Singapore cents per unit for the period from 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015.

For the full year ended 31 December 2015, gross revenue was at S$220.3 million, which was 8.4% higher year-on-year. Meanwhile, net property income grew to S$141 million, an uptick of 6.6% year-on-year.

The units closed at $1.435 on Friday. They are trading at a PB ratio of 0.8 and have a distribution yield of around 7%.

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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.