General Mills Dividend yield report

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   USD per share 
 Price  51.76
 Dividend  1.96
 Earnings  2.88
 Cash-flow  4.01
 Book value  7.50
 Equity  8.04

General Mills is part of Food Producers business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. General Mills is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

General Mills paid a total dividend of 1,129 million USD last year, for a market value of 29,814 millions (Market Cap 29,762 millions). Dividend per share of General Mills is 1.96 USD, and his stock market price 51.76 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, General Mills has a dividend yield of 3.79%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Goods industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

Dividend yield of General Mills

About the ability of General Mills to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.96 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.79%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Mills payout on ernings is currently 68.06%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.92% and 35.51% respectively. Both figures show that General Mills 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 General Mills is USD 4.01 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.96, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Then, you should compare General Mills dividend yield with other Food Producers companies or firms from USA.

General Mills payout

Finally, last moth General Mills showed a return of -2.80% compared to a worldwide 1.54% average, and a 1.83% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -19.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 18.74%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Food Producers firms.

General Mills stock and market return

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