Hiscox Dividend yield

 Price  9.98
 Dividend  0.29
 Earnings  0.19
 Cash-flow  0.88
 Book value  5.87
 Equity  5.76

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 stock dividend

Hiscox paid a total dividend of 101 million GBP last year, for a market value of 3,463 millions (Market Cap 3,343 millions). Hiscox dividend per share is 0.29 GBP, and his stock market price 9.98 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Hiscox has a dividend yield of 2.90%, 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 stocks dividend with other Nonlife Insurance companies or other of the highest UK dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Hiscox

Hiscox Dividend Payout

About the ability of Hiscox to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.29 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.90%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Hiscox payout on ernings is currently 152.63%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% 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 0.88 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.29, so the company generates 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

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Hiscox's dividend stock, both in percentage and in GBP, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Hiscox Stock performance

Finally, last moth Hiscox showed a return of -7.60% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 11.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Nonlife Insurance firms.

Hiscox stock and market return