Legal & General Grp Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   GBP per share 
 Price  2.54
 Dividend  0.16
 Earnings  0.28
 Cash-flow  0.75
 Book value  1.34
 Equity  1.22

Legal & General Grp is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Legal & General Grp is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Legal & General Grp paid a total dividend of 953 million GBP last year, for a market value of 15,136 millions (Market Cap 15,036 millions). Dividend per share of Legal & General Grp is 0.16 GBP, and his stock market price 2.54 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Legal & General Grp has a dividend yield of 6.15%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. 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.

In addition, you should compare Legal & General Grp dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Legal & General Grp

Legal & General Grp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Legal & General Grp to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.16 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.15%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Legal & General Grp payout on ernings is currently 57.14%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.54% and 43.89% respectively. Both figures show that Legal & General Grp 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 Legal & General Grp is GBP 0.75 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.16, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Legal & General Grp, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Legal & General Grp payout

Legal & General Grp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Legal & General Grp showed a return of -3.20% compared to a worldwide -0.46% average, and a -1.14% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -2.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.96%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Life Insurance firms.

Legal & General Grp stock and market return

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