BP Dividend yield

 Price  2.55
 Dividend  0.25
 Earnings  0.19
 Cash-flow  0.98
 Book value  3.64
 Equity  3.73

BP is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. BP is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

BP paid a total dividend of 5,065 million GBP last year, for a market value of 51,663 millions (Market Cap 50,500 millions). Dividend per share of BP is 0.25 GBP, and his stock market price 2.55 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, BP has a dividend yield of 9.67%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Oil and Gas 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 BP dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of BP

BP Dividend Payout

About the ability of BP to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.25 per share, an amount that accounts for 9.67%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). BP payout on ernings is currently 131.58%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.57% and 45.97% respectively. Both figures show that BP 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 BP is GBP 0.98 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.25, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of BP, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

BP payout

BP Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

BP Stock performance

Finally, last moth BP showed a return of 2.90% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -46.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

BP stock and market return