Ferguson Dividend yield

 Price  103.80
 Dividend  1.85
 Earnings  5.58
 Cash-flow  5.11
 Book value  15.73
 Equity  15.37

Ferguson is part of Support Services business, which is part of Industrials industry. Ferguson is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Ferguson paid a total dividend of 409 million GBP last year, for a market value of 22,940 millions (Market Cap 22,973 millions). Dividend per share of Ferguson is 1.85 GBP, and his stock market price 103.80 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ferguson has a dividend yield of 1.78%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Ferguson dividend yield with other Support Services companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Ferguson

Ferguson Dividend Payout

About the ability of Ferguson to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.85 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.78%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ferguson payout on ernings is currently 33.15%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.25% and 34.62% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Fergusoncan maintain his current dividend.

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 Ferguson is GBP 5.11 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.85, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Ferguson, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies.

Ferguson payout

Ferguson Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Ferguson Stock performance

Finally, last moth Ferguson showed a return of -9.10% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 19.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Support Services firms.

Ferguson stock and market return