CenturyLink Dividend yield report

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  18.90
 Dividend  2.16
 Earnings  3.38
 Cash-flow  8.22
 Book value  23.63
 Equity  25.04

CenturyLink is part of Fixed Line Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. CenturyLink is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

CenturyLink paid a total dividend of 1,186 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 10,376 millions. Dividend per share of CenturyLink is 2.16 USD, and his stock market price 18.90 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, CenturyLink has a dividend yield of 11.43%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Telecommunications industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

Dividend yield of CenturyLink

About the ability of CenturyLink to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.16 per share, an amount that accounts for 11.43%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). CenturyLink payout on ernings is currently 63.91%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 39.11% and 43.43% respectively. Both figures show that CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink is USD 8.22 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.16, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of CenturyLink, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of CenturyLink.

Then, you should compare CenturyLink dividend yield with other Fixed Line Telecommunications companies or firms from USA.

CenturyLink payout

Finally, last moth CenturyLink showed a return of -4.20% compared to a worldwide 1.51% average, and a -1.25% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -31.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 17.84%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Fixed Line Telecommunications firms.

CenturyLink stock and market return

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