RTL Group paid a total dividend of 620 million EUR last year, for a market capitalization of 10,938 millions.
Dividend per share of RTL Group is 4.00 EUR, and his stock market price 70.57 EUR.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, RTL Group has a dividend yield of 5.67%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Germany. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.
About the ability of RTL Group to maintain his current dividend of EUR 4.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.67%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). RTL Group payout on ernings is currently 78.28%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.24% and 41.59% respectively. Both figures show that RTL Group 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 latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of RTL Group is EUR 6.25 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 4.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of RTL Group, compared againt world market average, Germany companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of RTL Group.
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