General Electric Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  17.45
 Dividend  0.48
 Earnings  1.28
 Cash-flow  0.00
 Book value  8.73
 Equity  10.00

General Electric is part of General Industrials business, which is part of Industrials industry. General Electric is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

General Electric paid a total dividend of 4,168 million USD last year, for a market value of 151,536 millions (Market Cap 151,457 millions). Dividend per share of General Electric is 0.48 USD, and his stock market price 17.45 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, General Electric has a dividend yield of 2.75%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Industrials 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 General Electric dividend yield with other General Industrials companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of General Electric

General Electric Dividend Payout

About the ability of General Electric to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.48 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.75%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Electric payout on ernings is currently 37.50%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Industrials industry, which are 39.22% and 35.81% respectively. Both figures show that General Electric 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 last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of General Electric is USD 0.00 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.48, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of General Electric, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and General Industrials sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of General Electric.

General Electric payout

General Electric Stock performance

Finally, last moth General Electric showed a return of -4.60% compared to a worldwide 2.43% average, and a 1.58% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -44.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 20.52%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Industrials firms.

General Electric stock and market return

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