BAE Systems Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   GBP per share 
 Price  4.59
 Dividend  0.22
 Earnings  0.29
 Cash-flow  0.56
 Book value  1.48
 Equity  1.26

BAE Systems is part of Aerospace and Defense business, which is part of Industrials industry. BAE Systems is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

BAE Systems paid a total dividend of 702 million GBP last year, for a market value of 14,656 millions (Market Cap 14,644 millions). Dividend per share of BAE Systems is 0.22 GBP, and his stock market price 4.59 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, BAE Systems has a dividend yield of 4.79%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Industrials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare BAE Systems dividend yield with other Aerospace and Defense companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of BAE Systems

BAE Systems Dividend Payout

About the ability of BAE Systems to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.22 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.79%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). BAE Systems payout on ernings is currently 75.86%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.41% and 38.02% respectively. Both figures show that BAE Systems can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

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 BAE Systems is GBP 0.56 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.22, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of BAE Systems, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Industrials industry and Aerospace and Defense sector companies.

BAE Systems payout

BAE Systems Stock performance

Finally, last moth BAE Systems showed a return of -6.50% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -19.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Aerospace and Defense firms.

BAE Systems stock and market return

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