EDP Dividend yield

 Price  5.16
 Dividend  0.18
 Earnings  0.25
 Cash-flow  0.59
 Book value  2.24
 Equity  2.23

EDP is part of Electricity business, which is part of Utilities industry. EDP is a company from Portugal, and his stocks are publicly traded.

EDP paid a total dividend of 710 million EUR last year, for a market value of 20,351 millions (Market Cap 14,493 millions). Dividend per share of EDP is 0.18 EUR, and his stock market price 5.16 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, EDP has a dividend yield of 3.40%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Portugal. 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 EDP dividend yield with other Electricity companies or firms from Portugal.

Dividend yield of EDP

EDP Dividend Payout

About the ability of EDP to maintain his current dividend of EUR 0.18 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.40%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). EDP payout on ernings is currently 72.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.57% and 67.18% respectively. Both figures show that EDP 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 EDP is EUR 0.59 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 0.18, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of EDP, compared againt world market average, Portugal companies, Utilities industry and Electricity sector companies.

EDP payout

EDP Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

EDP Stock performance

Finally, last moth EDP showed a return of 15.40% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 2.76% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 36.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Portugal and Electricity firms.

EDP stock and market return