Sun Life Financial Dividend yield

 Price  65.91
 Dividend  3.00
 Earnings  5.54
 Cash-flow  13.18
 Book value  43.94
 Equity  41.97

Sun Life Financial is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Sun Life Financial is a company from Canada, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Sun Life Financial stock dividend

Sun Life Financial paid a total dividend of 1,758 million CAD last year, for a market value of 38,623 millions (Market Cap 38,623 millions). Sun Life Financial dividend per share is 3.00 CAD, and his stock market price 65.91 CAD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Sun Life Financial has a dividend yield of 4.55%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Canada. It is also bigger than average of Financials 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 Sun Life Financial stocks dividend with other Life Insurance companies or other of the high Canada dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Dividend Payout

About the ability of Sun Life Financial to maintain his current dividend of CAD 3.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.55%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Sun Life Financial payout on ernings is currently 54.15%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% respectively. Both figures show that Sun Life Financial 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 Sun Life Financial is CAD 13.18 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CAD 3.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Sun Life Financial, compared againt world market average, Canada companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Sun Life Financial payout

Sun Life Financial Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Sun Life Financial's dividend stock, both in percentage and in CAD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  CAD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Sun Life Financial dividend stock, and compare it with the average of Canada stocks and that of the Life Insurance stocks.

Sun Life Financial stock dividend history

Sun Life Financial Stock performance

Finally, last moth Sun Life Financial showed a return of -5.00% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 13.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Canada and Life Insurance firms.

Sun Life Financial stock and market return