CBA dividend cut on the cards as sell-offs create an earnings hole

Original article by Misa Han
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 21 : 22-Jan-19

Richard Wiles of Morgan Stanley suggests that the Commonwealth Bank of Australia may have to reduce its dividend payout ratio following a series of asset sales. CBA exited the life insurance sector in 2018 and secured a deal to sell Colonial First State Global Asset Management. It also proposed to spin-off its wealth management and mortgage broking operations. CBA paid a fully franked full-year dividend of $4.31 per share in fiscal 2018, an increase of $0.02.

CORPORATES
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, MORGAN STANLEY AUSTRALIA LIMITED, COLONIAL FIRST STATE GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, COLONIAL FIRST STATE GROUP LIMITED, COUNT FINANCIAL LIMITED, FINANCIAL WISDOM LIMITED, AUSSIE HOME LOANS LIMITED, COUNTPLUS LIMITED – ASX CUP, MORTGAGE CHOICE LIMITED – ASX MOC, SOCIETYONE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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