Canadian Utilities A Dividend yield

 Price  36.45
 Dividend  1.79
 Earnings  2.21
 Cash-flow  6.28
 Book value  19.18
 Equity  18.89

Canadian Utilities A is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. Canadian Utilities A is a company from Canada, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Canadian Utilities A stock dividend

Canadian Utilities A paid a total dividend of 360 million CAD last year, for a market value of 7,326 millions (Market Cap 4,510 millions). Canadian Utilities A dividend per share is 1.79 CAD, and his stock market price 36.45 CAD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Canadian Utilities A has a dividend yield of 4.92%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Canada. It is also bigger than average of Utilities 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 Canadian Utilities A stocks dividend with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or other of the best Canada dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Canadian Utilities A

Canadian Utilities A Dividend Payout

About the ability of Canadian Utilities A to maintain his current dividend of CAD 1.79 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.92%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Canadian Utilities A payout on ernings is currently 81.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.87% and 56.39% respectively. Both figures show that Canadian Utilities A 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 Canadian Utilities A is CAD 6.28 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CAD 1.79, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Canadian Utilities A, compared againt world market average, Canada companies, Utilities industry and Gas Water and Multiutilities sector companies.

Canadian Utilities A payout

Canadian Utilities A Dividend History

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

Year Yield  CAD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Canadian Utilities A dividend stock, and compare it with the average of Canada stocks and that of the Gas Water and Multiutilities stocks.

Canadian Utilities A stock dividend history

Canadian Utilities A Stock performance

Finally, last moth Canadian Utilities A showed a return of -6.90% compared to a worldwide -2.16% average, and a -1.24% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -9.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 0.43%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Canada and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

Canadian Utilities A stock and market return