Groupe Bruxelles Lam paid a total dividend of 443 million EUR last year, for a market capitalization of 12,212 millions.
Dividend per share of Groupe Bruxelles Lam is 2.86 EUR, and his stock market price 78.79 EUR.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Groupe Bruxelles Lam has a dividend yield of 3.63%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Belgium and Lux.. It is also bigger than average of Financials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.
About the ability of Groupe Bruxelles Lam to maintain his current dividend of EUR 2.86 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.63%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Groupe Bruxelles Lam payout on ernings is currently 41.75%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Financials industry, which are 40.24% and 44.35% respectively. Both figures show that Groupe Bruxelles Lam should not have problems to continue paying his 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 Groupe Bruxelles Lam is EUR 7.88 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 2.86, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Groupe Bruxelles Lam, compared againt world market average, Belgium and Lux. companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Groupe Bruxelles Lam.
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