Swiss Life Dividend yield




   CHF/share 
 Price  473.50
 Dividend  21.02
 Earnings  45.97
 Cash-flow  14.94
 Book value  364.23
 Equity  370.73

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

Swiss Life paid a total dividend of 652 million CHF last year, for a market value of 14,679 millions (Market Cap 14,707 millions). Dividend per share of Swiss Life is 21.02 CHF, and his stock market price 473.50 CHF.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Swiss Life has a dividend yield of 4.44%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Switzerland. 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 Swiss Life dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from Switzerland.

Dividend yield of Swiss Life

Swiss Life Dividend Payout

About the ability of Swiss Life to maintain his current dividend of CHF 21.02 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.44%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Swiss Life payout on ernings is currently 45.73%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.27% and 39.00% respectively. Both figures show that Swiss Life 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 Swiss Life is CHF 14.94 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of CHF 21.02, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Swiss Life payout

Swiss Life Dividend History

Year Yield  CHF  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.44%21.0245.73%31
20203.64%15.0128.75%32
20192.88%13.9929.66%33
20183.57%13.5233.21%34
20173.19%11.0125.53%32
20163.04%8.5020.67%32
20152.50%6.4917.76%32

*In millions

Swiss Life Stock performance

Finally, last moth Swiss Life showed a return of -0.90% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.33% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 35.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Switzerland and Life Insurance firms.

Swiss Life stock and market return