Sanofi Dividend yield




   EUR/share 
 Price  78.70
 Dividend  3.15
 Earnings  4.08
 Cash-flow  6.20
 Book value  46.29
 Equity  46.90

Sanofi is part of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology business, which is part of Health Care industry. Sanofi is a company from France, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Sanofi paid a total dividend of 3,950 million EUR last year, for a market value of 98,690 millions (Market Cap 85,642 millions). Dividend per share of Sanofi is 3.15 EUR, and his stock market price 78.70 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Sanofi has a dividend yield of 4.00%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from France. It is also bigger than average of Health Care 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 Sanofi dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from France.

Dividend yield of Sanofi

Sanofi Dividend Payout

About the ability of Sanofi to maintain his current dividend of EUR 3.15 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.00%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Sanofi payout on ernings is currently 77.21%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.57% and 32.17% respectively. Both figures show that Sanofi 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 last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Sanofi is EUR 6.20 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 3.15, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Sanofi, compared againt world market average, France companies, Health Care industry and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sector companies.

Sanofi payout

Sanofi Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.00%3.1577.21%1,254
20193.43%3.0757.92%1,248
20184.00%3.0332.44%1,249
20174.12%2.9656.81%1,258
20163.85%2.9353.47%1,283
20153.38%2.8553.07%1,298

*In millions

Sanofi Stock performance

Finally, last moth Sanofi showed a return of -7.10% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 3.09% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -12.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for France and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Sanofi stock and market return