General Motors Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  36.74
 Dividend  1.52
 Earnings  2.64
 Cash-flow  12.25
 Book value  24.49
 Equity  28.09

General Motors is part of Automobiles and Parts business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. General Motors is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

General Motors paid a total dividend of 2,128 million USD last year, for a market value of 51,436 millions (Market Cap 48,077 millions). Dividend per share of General Motors is 1.52 USD, and his stock market price 36.74 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, General Motors has a dividend yield of 4.14%, 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.

In addition, you should compare General Motors dividend yield with other Automobiles and Parts companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of General Motors

General Motors Dividend Payout

About the ability of General Motors to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.52 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.14%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Motors payout on ernings is currently 57.58%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.58% and 37.41% respectively. Both figures show that General Motors 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 Motors is USD 12.25 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.52, 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 Motors, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Goods industry and Automobiles and Parts sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of General Motors.

General Motors payout

General Motors Stock performance

Finally, last moth General Motors showed a return of 1.10% compared to a worldwide 2.15% average, and a 1.20% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 6.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 12.59%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Automobiles and Parts firms.

General Motors stock and market return

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