CenterPoint Energy Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  28.23
 Dividend  1.11
 Earnings  2.19
 Cash-flow  3.44
 Book value  9.41
 Equity  8.14

CenterPoint Energy is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. CenterPoint Energy is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

CenterPoint Energy paid a total dividend of 556 million USD last year, for a market value of 14,143 millions (Market Cap 14,118 millions). Dividend per share of CenterPoint Energy is 1.11 USD, and his stock market price 28.23 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, CenterPoint Energy has a dividend yield of 3.93%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Utilities 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 CenterPoint Energy dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of CenterPoint Energy to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.11 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.93%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). CenterPoint Energy payout on ernings is currently 50.68%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Utilities industry, which are 40.41% and 52.21% respectively. Both figures show that CenterPoint Energy should not have problems to continue paying his 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 CenterPoint Energy is USD 3.44 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.11, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

CenterPoint Energy payout

CenterPoint Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth CenterPoint Energy showed a return of 0.80% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -0.45% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -0.50% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

CenterPoint Energy stock and market return

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