3 Companies Paying Dividends This Week

There are a few companies that will be going ex-dividend in the next few days. In other words, you need to own them before a particular date to receive their dividends. Let’s take a look three such companies.

1. Wednesday, 6 December 2017

On Wednesday, BreadTalk Group Limited (SGX: 5DA), a food and beverage outfit with three main business segments – Bakery, Restaurant, and Food Atrium, will be going ex-dividend.

The firm is dishing out 1.0 Singapore cent per share for the third quarter.

For the three months ended 30 September 2017, revenue fell 2% year-on-year to S$154.3 million due to weakness in all its business divisions except the Restaurant division. Despite the revenue fall, profit attributable to shareholders surged 22.2% to around S$4 million, mainly due to lower distribution and selling expenses.

BreadTalk’s shares are currently going at S$1.56, translating to a trailing price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 21 and a dividend yield of 3.8%.

2. Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39), or SPH, will be going ex-dividend on Wednesday as well. The media giant operates three business segments – Media, Property and Others.

SPH is giving out 9.0 Singapore cents per share for the fourth quarter. The payout comprises of a normal dividend of 3.0 cents and a special dividend of 6.0 cents.

For the full year ended 31 August 2017, sales went south by 8.2% year-on-year to $1.03 billion as the disruption to the media industry continued to take its toll on SPH. However, net profit managed to climb 32% to S$350.1 million, mainly due to a one-off gain.

The company is now selling at S$2.79, giving a PE ratio of 13 and a yield of 5.4%.

3. Friday, 8 December 2017

On Friday, Vicplas International Limited (SGX: 569), will be going ex-dividend. The firm has two core businesses – manufacturing of innovative medical devices, and production and distribution of plastic building products.

Vicplas International is paying out 0.5 Singapore cent per share for the second half.

For the full year ended 31 July 2017, revenue fell 16.3% year-on-year to S$63.7 million while net profit tumbled 40.4% to S$3.2 million. Both the medical devices segment, and pipes and pipe fittings segment posted lower revenues.

Vicplas International’s shares are changing hands at S$0.103 now. This translates to a PE ratio of 16 and a dividend yield of 7.3%.

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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.