Prudential Dividend yield

 Price  14.55
 Dividend  0.12
 Earnings  0.63
 Cash-flow  6.33
 Book value  5.20
 Equity  5.08

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

Prudential paid a total dividend of 314 million GBP last year, for a market value of 38,063 millions (Market Cap 38,017 millions). Dividend per share of Prudential is 0.12 GBP, and his stock market price 14.55 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Prudential has a dividend yield of 0.81%, 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 Prudential dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Prudential

Prudential Dividend Payout

About the ability of Prudential to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.12 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.81%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Prudential payout on ernings is currently 19.05%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.27% and 39.00% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Prudentialcan 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 Prudential is GBP 6.33 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.12, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Prudential payout

Prudential Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Prudential Stock performance

Finally, last moth Prudential showed a return of 2.00% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.33% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 39.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Life Insurance firms.

Prudential stock and market return