Arkema Dividend yield

 Price  93.50
 Dividend  2.70
 Earnings  7.79
 Cash-flow  16.70
 Book value  58.44
 Equity  57.70

Arkema is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Arkema is a company from France, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Arkema paid a total dividend of 208 million EUR last year, for a market value of 7,200 millions (Market Cap 6,239 millions). Dividend per share of Arkema is 2.70 EUR, and his stock market price 93.50 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Arkema has a dividend yield of 2.89%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from France. However, it is lower than the average of Basic Materials industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Arkema dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from France.

Dividend yield of Arkema

Arkema Dividend Payout

About the ability of Arkema to maintain his current dividend of EUR 2.70 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.89%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Arkema payout on ernings is currently 34.66%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.57% and 42.15% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Arkemacan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Arkema is EUR 16.70 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 2.70, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Arkema, compared againt world market average, France companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Arkema payout

Arkema Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Arkema Stock performance

Finally, last moth Arkema showed a return of -4.30% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 8.08% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -1.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for France and Chemicals firms.

Arkema stock and market return