Darden Restaurants Dividend yield

 Price  132.95
 Dividend  4.40
 Earnings  5.13
 Cash-flow  9.36
 Book value  22.16
 Equity  20.12

Darden Restaurants is part of Travel and Leisure business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Darden Restaurants is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Darden Restaurants paid a total dividend of 563 million USD last year, for a market value of 17,018 millions (Market Cap 16,840 millions). Dividend per share of Darden Restaurants is 4.40 USD, and his stock market price 132.95 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Darden Restaurants has a dividend yield of 3.31%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 Darden Restaurants dividend yield with other Travel and Leisure companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants Dividend Payout

About the ability of Darden Restaurants to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.31%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Darden Restaurants payout on ernings is currently 85.77%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.25% and 25.53% respectively. Both figures show that Darden Restaurants 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 Darden Restaurants is USD 9.36 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.40, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Darden Restaurants, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and Travel and Leisure sector companies.

Darden Restaurants payout

Darden Restaurants Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Darden Restaurants Stock performance

Finally, last moth Darden Restaurants showed a return of -8.40% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.56% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -6.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Travel and Leisure firms.

Darden Restaurants stock and market return