Unilever Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   GBP per share 
 Price  44.60
 Dividend  1.44
 Earnings  2.31
 Cash-flow  2.90
 Book value  4.80
 Equity  4.60

Unilever is part of Personal Goods business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Unilever is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Unilever paid a total dividend of 1,683 million GBP last year, for a market value of 52,137 millions (Market Cap 48,584 millions). Dividend per share of Unilever is 1.44 GBP, and his stock market price 44.60 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Unilever has a dividend yield of 3.22%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Goods 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 Unilever dividend yield with other Personal Goods companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Unilever

Unilever Dividend Payout

About the ability of Unilever to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.44 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.22%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Unilever payout on ernings is currently 62.34%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 37.71% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures show that Unilever 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 Unilever is GBP 2.90 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.44, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Unilever, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Goods industry and Personal Goods sector companies.

Unilever payout

Unilever Stock performance

Finally, last moth Unilever showed a return of -2.50% compared to a worldwide 4.35% average, and a 5.62% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -14.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 2.14%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Personal Goods firms.

Unilever stock and market return

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