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GEA Group AG paid a total dividend of 154 million EUR last year, for a market capitalization of 7,091 millions. Dividend per share of GEA Group AG is 0.80 EUR, and his stock market price 36.74 EUR.
According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, GEA Group AG has a dividend yield of 2.18%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Industrials industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.
About the ability of GEA Group AG to maintain his current dividend of EUR 0.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.18%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). GEA Group AG payout on ernings is currently 37.74%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.24% and 36.79% respectively. Both figures show that GEA Group AG is in a good position to keep maintaining his dividend.
The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of GEA Group AG is EUR 1.49 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 0.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of GEA Group AG, compared againt world market average, Germany companies, Industrials industry and Industrial Engineering sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of GEA Group AG.
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