Metro Inc. Dividend yield




   CAD/share 
 Price  61.89
 Dividend  1.00
 Earnings  3.52
 Cash-flow  5.34
 Book value  24.76
 Equity  24.44

Metro Inc. is part of Food and Drug Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Metro Inc. is a company from Canada, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Metro Inc. paid a total dividend of 246 million CAD last year, for a market value of 15,225 millions (Market Cap 15,173 millions). Dividend per share of Metro Inc. is 1.00 CAD, and his stock market price 61.89 CAD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Metro Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.62%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Services industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Metro Inc. dividend yield with other Food and Drug Retailers companies or firms from Canada.

Dividend yield of Metro Inc.

Metro Inc. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Metro Inc. to maintain his current dividend of CAD 1.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.62%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Metro Inc. payout on ernings is currently 28.41%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 39.27% and 23.71% respectively. Both figures show that Metro Inc. is in a good position to keep maintaining his dividend.

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 Metro Inc. is CAD 5.34 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CAD 1.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Metro Inc., compared againt world market average, Canada companies, Consumer Services industry and Food and Drug Retailers sector companies.

Metro Inc. payout

Metro Inc. Dividend History

Year Yield  CAD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present1.62%1.0028.41%246
20201.58%0.9026.16%252
20191.49%0.8026.14%256
20181.52%0.7210.50%256
20171.61%0.6523.90%228
20161.37%0.5622.49%238
20151.21%0.4724.35%246

*In millions

Metro Inc. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Metro Inc. showed a return of -3.70% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.21% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -3.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Canada and Food and Drug Retailers firms.

Metro Inc. stock and market return