Royal Dutch Shell B Dividend yield




   GBP/share 
 Price  12.59
 Dividend  0.74
 Earnings  1.66
 Cash-flow  3.70
 Book value  17.99
 Equity  18.44

Royal Dutch Shell B is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Royal Dutch Shell B is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Royal Dutch Shell B paid a total dividend of 2,742 million GBP last year, for a market value of 46,659 millions (Market Cap 46,671 millions). Dividend per share of Royal Dutch Shell B is 0.74 GBP, and his stock market price 12.59 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Royal Dutch Shell B has a dividend yield of 5.89%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Oil and Gas 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 Royal Dutch Shell B dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Royal Dutch Shell B

Royal Dutch Shell B Dividend Payout

About the ability of Royal Dutch Shell B to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.74 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.89%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Royal Dutch Shell B payout on ernings is currently 44.58%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.57% and 45.97% respectively. Both figures show that Royal Dutch Shell B should not have problems to continue paying his 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 Royal Dutch Shell B is GBP 3.70 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.74, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Royal Dutch Shell B, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Royal Dutch Shell B payout

Royal Dutch Shell B Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 
Present5.89%0.7444.58%3,706
20196.65%1.4969.95%3,746
20186.02%1.41104.44%3,746
20175.81%1.46256.14%3,746
20166.55%1.39556.00%3,746
20157.34%1.2185.82%2,428

*In millions

Royal Dutch Shell B Stock performance

Finally, last moth Royal Dutch Shell B showed a return of 2.00% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -43.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Royal Dutch Shell B stock and market return