Thursday, 8 February 2018
Read? Yield of dreams: Investors have "a once in a lifetime opportunity" in blue chips (4)
For the fourth quarter, net profit reached a new quarterly record of SGD 1.22
billion, up 33% from a year ago. Total income rose 10% to SGD 3.06 billion, staying
above the SGD 3 billion mark for the second consecutive quarter, as net interest income
rose 15% to cross the SGD 2 billion mark for the first time. Total allowances halved.
The recent finalisation of Basel capital reforms has provided clarity on future regulatory requirements. They have a benign impact on DBS, enabling its capital requirements to be rationalised. In view of this, the Board suspended the scrip dividend with immediate effect. It also determined that ordinary dividends can be sustained at higher levels and affirmed the policy of increasing them over time in line with earnings growth.
For the final dividend of 2017, it proposed a payout of 60 cents per share, which will bring the full-year ordinary dividend to 93 cents per share, an increase of 55% over the previous year. In addition, it proposed a special dividend of 50 cents per share as a one-time return of the capital buffers that had been built up and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of DBS.
CW8888: $0.93 full year dividend. Shiok for blue chip like bank!
1. Average yield over 15 years for this freehold blue chip is about 9%.
Comparable to 90% dividend payout S-REIT!
2. ROC on dividends only is 135% or 2 bagger in the pocket!