Origin Energy Dividend yield

 Price  4.73
 Dividend  0.20
 Earnings  -1.21
 Cash-flow  0.42
 Book value  5.26
 Equity  6.40

Origin Energy is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. Origin Energy is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Origin Energy paid a total dividend of 352 million AUD last year, for a market value of 8,330 millions (Market Cap 8,305 millions). Dividend per share of Origin Energy is 0.20 AUD, and his stock market price 4.73 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Origin Energy has a dividend yield of 4.23%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. It is also bigger than average of Utilities 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 Origin Energy dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Origin Energy

Origin Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of Origin Energy to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.20 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.23%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Origin Energy payout on ernings is currently -16.53%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.27% and 52.49% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Origin Energycan maintain his current 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 Origin Energy is AUD 0.42 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.20, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Origin Energy, compared againt world market average, Australia companies, Utilities industry and Gas Water and Multiutilities sector companies.

Origin Energy payout

Origin Energy Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Origin Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth Origin Energy showed a return of 6.30% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -0.64% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 10.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

Origin Energy stock and market return