Unilever Dividend yield




   GBP/share 
 Price  40.29
 Dividend  1.49
 Earnings  1.37
 Cash-flow  1.19
 Book value  3.33
 Equity  3.09

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 stock dividend

Unilever paid a total dividend of 3,768 million GBP last year, for a market value of 101,893 millions (Market Cap 101,118 millions). Unilever dividend per share is 1.49 GBP, and his stock market price 40.29 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Unilever has a dividend yield of 3.71%, 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 stocks dividend with other Personal Goods companies or other of the best UK dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Unilever

Unilever Dividend Payout

About the ability of Unilever to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.49 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.71%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Unilever payout on ernings is currently 108.76%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.87% and 43.43% 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 1.19 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.49, 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 Unilever, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Goods industry and Personal Goods sector companies.

Unilever payout

Unilever Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Unilever's dividend stock, both in percentage and in GBP, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 
Present3.71%1.49108.76%2,529
20223.48%1.46137.74%2,556
20213.74%1.48145.10%2,572
20203.31%1.45140.78%2,621
20193.26%1.4238.17%1,168
20183.24%1.3360.73%1,171
20172.95%1.2267.03%1,238
20163.27%1.0571.92%1,284
20153.08%0.8749.15%1,284

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Unilever dividend stock, and compare it with the average of UK stocks and that of the Personal Goods stocks.

Unilever stock dividend history

Unilever Stock performance

Finally, last moth Unilever showed a return of -9.20% compared to a worldwide -2.16% average, and a -2.57% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 5.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 0.43%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Personal Goods firms.

Unilever stock and market return