Hiscox Dividend yield




   GBP/share 
 Price  8.98
 Dividend  0.28
 Earnings  0.48
 Cash-flow  0.00
 Book value  5.28
 Equity  5.22

Hiscox is part of Nonlife Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Hiscox is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Hiscox paid a total dividend of 97 million GBP last year, for a market value of 3,116 millions (Market Cap 3,008 millions). Dividend per share of Hiscox is 0.28 GBP, and his stock market price 8.98 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Hiscox has a dividend yield of 3.14%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Hiscox dividend yield with other Nonlife Insurance companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Hiscox

Hiscox Dividend Payout

About the ability of Hiscox to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.28 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.14%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Hiscox payout on ernings is currently 58.33%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.22% and 45.20% respectively. Both figures show that Hiscox 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 Hiscox is GBP 0.00 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.28, 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 Hiscox, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Financials industry and Nonlife Insurance sector companies.

Hiscox payout

Hiscox Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 
Present3.14%0.2858.33%347
20210.96%0.08-13.56%346
20200.00%0.000.00%346
20192.34%0.3382.50%288
20181.84%0.300.00%287

*In millions

Hiscox Stock performance

Finally, last moth Hiscox showed a return of 0.60% compared to a worldwide -0.44% average, and a -0.34% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -2.30% versus a worldwide performance of a -6.34%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Nonlife Insurance firms.

Hiscox stock and market return