Swiss Re Dividend yield




   CHF/share 
 Price  80.14
 Dividend  5.90
 Earnings  -2.83
 Cash-flow  25.85
 Book value  66.78
 Equity  72.56

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

Swiss Re paid a total dividend of 1,705 million CHF last year, for a market value of 23,160 millions (Market Cap 23,120 millions). Dividend per share of Swiss Re is 5.90 CHF, and his stock market price 80.14 CHF.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Swiss Re has a dividend yield of 7.36%, 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 Re dividend yield with other Nonlife Insurance companies or firms from Switzerland.

Dividend yield of Swiss Re

Swiss Re Dividend Payout

About the ability of Swiss Re to maintain his current dividend of CHF 5.90 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.36%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Swiss Re payout on ernings is currently -208.48%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.27% and 39.00% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Swiss Recan maintain his current 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 Swiss Re is CHF 25.85 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CHF 5.90, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Swiss Re payout

Swiss Re Dividend History

Year Yield  CHF  Paypout  Shares* 
Present7.36%5.90-208.48%289
20207.08%5.90229.57%281
20195.15%5.60378.38%278
20185.55%5.00467.29%304
20175.32%4.8544.13%321
20164.91%4.6033.90%327
20154.33%4.2545.07%342

*In millions

Swiss Re Stock performance

Finally, last moth Swiss Re showed a return of -4.90% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.33% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 17.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Switzerland and Nonlife Insurance firms.

Swiss Re stock and market return