Centrica 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
   GBP per share 
 Price  0.76
 Dividend  0.12
 Earnings  0.08
 Cash-flow  0.29
 Book value  0.54
 Equity  0.52

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

Centrica paid a total dividend of 686 million GBP last year, for a market value of 4,343 millions (Market Cap 4,343 millions). Dividend per share of Centrica is 0.12 GBP, and his stock market price 0.76 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Centrica has a dividend yield of 15.77%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. 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 Centrica dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Centrica

Centrica Dividend Payout

About the ability of Centrica to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.12 per share, an amount that accounts for 15.77%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Centrica payout on ernings is currently 150.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 41.08% and 54.22% respectively. Both figures show that Centrica 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 Centrica is GBP 0.29 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.12, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Centrica payout

Centrica Stock performance

Finally, last moth Centrica showed a return of -13.30% compared to a worldwide -0.39% average, and a -0.21% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -48.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -2.47%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

Centrica stock and market return

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