Ecopetrol SA Dividend yield

 Price  2,245.00
 Dividend  180.05
 Earnings  325.36
 Cash-flow  641.43
 Book value  1,403.13
 Equity  1,384.51

Ecopetrol SA is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Ecopetrol SA is a company from Colombia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Ecopetrol SA paid a total dividend of 7,403,116 million COP last year, for a market value of 92,307,665 millions (Market Cap 10,623,043 millions). Dividend per share of Ecopetrol SA is 180.05 COP, and his stock market price 2,245.00 COP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ecopetrol SA has a dividend yield of 8.02%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Colombia. It is also bigger than average of Oil and Gas 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 Ecopetrol SA dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from Colombia.

Dividend yield of Ecopetrol SA

Ecopetrol SA Dividend Payout

About the ability of Ecopetrol SA to maintain his current dividend of COP 180.05 per share, an amount that accounts for 8.02%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ecopetrol SA payout on ernings is currently 55.34%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.57% and 45.97% respectively. Both figures show that Ecopetrol SA 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 Ecopetrol SA is COP 641.43 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of COP 180.05, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Ecopetrol SA, compared againt world market average, Colombia companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Ecopetrol SA payout

Ecopetrol SA Dividend History

Year Yield  COP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Ecopetrol SA Stock performance

Finally, last moth Ecopetrol SA showed a return of 7.90% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -32.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Colombia and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Ecopetrol SA stock and market return