Berkley W R 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
   USD per share 
 Price  73.91
 Dividend  2.60
 Earnings  4.86
 Cash-flow  5.87
 Book value  43.48
 Equity  41.19

Berkley W R is part of Nonlife Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Berkley W R is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Berkley W R paid a total dividend of 317 million USD last year, for a market value of 9,017 millions (Market Cap 7,001 millions). Dividend per share of Berkley W R is 2.60 USD, and his stock market price 73.91 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Berkley W R has a dividend yield of 3.52%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Financials 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 Berkley W R dividend yield with other Nonlife Insurance companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Berkley W R

Berkley W R Dividend Payout

About the ability of Berkley W R to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.52%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Berkley W R payout on ernings is currently 53.50%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.41% and 45.44% respectively. Both figures show that Berkley W R 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 Berkley W R is USD 5.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Berkley W R, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Nonlife Insurance sector companies.

Berkley W R payout

Berkley W R Stock performance

Finally, last moth Berkley W R showed a return of -6.20% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -5.58% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 3.80% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Nonlife Insurance firms.

Berkley W R stock and market return

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