Suntrust Banks paid a total dividend of 516 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 28,183 millions.
Dividend per share of Suntrust Banks is 1.04 USD, and his stock market price 56.82 USD.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, Suntrust Banks has a dividend yield of 1.83%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...
About the ability of Suntrust Banks to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.04 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.83%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Suntrust Banks payout on ernings is currently 27.08%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.24% and 44.35% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Suntrust Bankscan maintain his current dividend.
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 Suntrust Banks is USD 7.01 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.04, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Suntrust Banks, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Banks sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of Suntrust Banks.
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