Total Dividend yield

 Price  35.30
 Dividend  2.68
 Earnings  4.10
 Cash-flow  8.40
 Book value  39.22
 Equity  39.05

Total is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Total is a company from France, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Total paid a total dividend of 7,046 million EUR last year, for a market value of 92,804 millions (Market Cap 85,525 millions). Dividend per share of Total is 2.68 EUR, and his stock market price 35.30 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Total has a dividend yield of 7.59%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from France. It is also bigger than average of Oil and Gas 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 Total dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from France.

Dividend yield of Total

Total Dividend Payout

About the ability of Total to maintain his current dividend of EUR 2.68 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.59%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Total payout on ernings is currently 65.37%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.57% and 45.97% respectively. Both figures show that Total 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 Total is EUR 8.40 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 2.68, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Total, compared againt world market average, France companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Total payout

Total Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Total Stock performance

Finally, last moth Total showed a return of -1.50% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -28.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for France and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Total stock and market return