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Goldman Sachs Group paid a total dividend of 1,035 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 91,429 millions. Dividend per share of Goldman Sachs Group is 2.60 USD, and his stock market price 229.72 USD.
According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Goldman Sachs Group has a dividend yield of 1.13%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...
About the ability of Goldman Sachs Group to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.13%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Goldman Sachs Group payout on ernings is currently 14.26%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.68% and 44.73% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Goldman Sachs Groupcan maintain his current 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 Goldman Sachs Group is USD 14.01 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Goldman Sachs Group, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Goldman Sachs Group.
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