If you are looking at robust dividends going forward, one of the stocks to bet on is the stock Tata Steel. The company also recently split its shares from Rs 10 to Re 1, making the shares more affordable.
Tata Steel: Good dividend yields
For the year ending March 2022 Tata Steel has declared an equity dividend of 510.00% amounting to Rs 51 per share. Now, the share has been split to Re 1 per share, so if the company continues to maintain the same dividend next year, it would be Rs 5.1 per share, which takes the dividend yield to 4.65% on a face value of Re 1 per share.
Decent financial performance, despite falling steel prices
Tata Steel reported consolidated EBITDA of Rs 15,047 crores for the quarter ending June 30, 2022. On QoQ basis, EBITDA margin improved to 24% while EBITDA per ton increased by Rs 3,780 to Rs 22,717. The Consolidated Profit after tax stood at Rs.7,714 crores.
Encouraging fall in net debt over the years
The volatility in commodity prices and immediate impact of the export duty in India have led to an increase in working capital but our cost improvement and other initiatives along with expected pickup in demand in the second half of the year should result in normalisation of working capital. In spite of significant working capital pressures, the Net debt stood at Rs 54,504 crores and Tata Steel's financial metrics continue to remain strong with Net debt to EBITDA <1.0x.
"We remain committed to our annual deleveraging target of $1 billion in line with our capital allocation strategy to reduce our debt," Koushik Chatterjee, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Tata Steel said recently.
Steel prices see a decline
While steel prices decline may impact the company, it is important to note that coking coal prices too have declined. Global steel prices have moderated in the April - June period on slowdown in global growth and regulation. Coking coal prices have declined by around 40% from $530/t levels in April to around $300/t by end June, but continue to remain volatile. So, margins could sustain if coking coal prices continue to see a decline.
How the stock of Tata Steel has performed?
The shares of the company split recently to Re 1. Based on this face value, the stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 82 and has seen a high of Rs 153. The shares are currently trading at Rs 109 and significantly away from its 52-week high. Should steel prices move higher, we might see solid traction in the shares of Tata Steel going ahead. Currently, there are fears of an economic slowdown on the back of rising interest rates across the globe.
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