Gas Natural Dividend yield

 Price  26.74
 Dividend  1.40
 Earnings  2.29
 Cash-flow  4.38
 Book value  7.86
 Equity  7.02

Gas Natural is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. Gas Natural is a company from Spain, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Gas Natural stock dividend

Gas Natural paid a total dividend of 1,345 million EUR last year, for a market value of 25,697 millions (Market Cap 3,665 millions). Gas Natural dividend per share is 1.40 EUR, and his stock market price 26.74 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Gas Natural has a dividend yield of 5.24%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Spain. It is also bigger than average of Utilities 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 Gas Natural stocks dividend with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or other of the high Spain dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Gas Natural

Gas Natural Dividend Payout

About the ability of Gas Natural to maintain his current dividend of EUR 1.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.24%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Gas Natural payout on ernings is currently 61.14%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.34% and 60.08% respectively. Both figures show that Gas Natural 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 Gas Natural is EUR 4.38 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 1.40, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Gas Natural, compared againt world market average, Spain companies, Utilities industry and Gas Water and Multiutilities sector companies.

Gas Natural payout

Gas Natural Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Gas Natural's dividend stock, both in percentage and in EUR, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Gas Natural dividend stock, and compare it with the average of Spain stocks and that of the Gas Water and Multiutilities stocks.

Gas Natural stock dividend history

Gas Natural Stock performance

Finally, last moth Gas Natural showed a return of -3.60% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.79% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -2.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Spain and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

Gas Natural stock and market return