Berkley W R Dividend yield

 Price  61.86
 Dividend  0.44
 Earnings  5.07
 Cash-flow  9.37
 Book value  28.12
 Equity  26.00

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 stock dividend

Berkley W R paid a total dividend of 121 million USD last year, for a market value of 16,950 millions (Market Cap 13,129 millions). Berkley W R dividend per share is 0.44 USD, and his stock market price 61.86 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Berkley W R has a dividend yield of 0.71%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Berkley W R stocks dividend with other Nonlife Insurance companies or other of the highest USA dividend stocks list.

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 0.44 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.71%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Berkley W R payout on ernings is currently 8.68%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Berkley W Rcan 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 Berkley W R is USD 9.37 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.44, 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 Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Berkley W R's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Berkley W R dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Nonlife Insurance stocks.

Berkley W R stock dividend history

Berkley W R Stock performance

Finally, last moth Berkley W R showed a return of 0.30% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -4.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Nonlife Insurance firms.

Berkley W R stock and market return