Republic Services paid a total dividend of 439 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 19,681 millions.
Dividend per share of Republic Services is 1.28 USD, and his stock market price 57.38 USD.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Republic Services has a dividend yield of 2.23%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Industrials industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.
About the ability of Republic Services to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.28 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.23%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Republic Services payout on ernings is currently 53.33%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.24% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures show that Republic Services 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 Republic Services is USD 4.90 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.28, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Republic Services, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Republic Services.
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