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Reckitt Benckiser Gr paid a total dividend of 1,039 million GBP last year, for a market capitalization of 51,512 millions. Dividend per share of Reckitt Benckiser Gr is 1.47 GBP, and his stock market price 72.86 GBP.
According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Reckitt Benckiser Gr has a dividend yield of 2.02%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also lower than average of Consumer Goods industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...
About the ability of Reckitt Benckiser Gr to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.47 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.02%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Reckitt Benckiser Gr payout on ernings is currently 56.76%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.68% and 38.65% respectively. Both figures show that Reckitt Benckiser Gr 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 Reckitt Benckiser Gr is GBP 3.42 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.47, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Reckitt Benckiser Gr, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Goods industry and Household Goods and Home Constr. sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Reckitt Benckiser Gr.
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