United Utilities Gro Dividend yield

 Price  9.26
 Dividend  0.43
 Earnings  0.22
 Cash-flow  1.20
 Book value  4.41
 Equity  4.49

United Utilities Gro is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. United Utilities Gro is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

United Utilities Gro paid a total dividend of 293 million GBP last year, for a market value of 6,315 millions (Market Cap 6,311 millions). Dividend per share of United Utilities Gro is 0.43 GBP, and his stock market price 9.26 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, United Utilities Gro has a dividend yield of 4.62%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Utilities 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 United Utilities Gro dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of United Utilities Gro

United Utilities Gro Dividend Payout

About the ability of United Utilities Gro to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.43 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.62%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). United Utilities Gro payout on ernings is currently 195.45%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.17% and 58.26% respectively. Both figures show that United Utilities Gro 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 United Utilities Gro is GBP 1.20 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.43, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of United Utilities Gro, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Utilities industry and Gas Water and Multiutilities sector companies.

United Utilities Gro payout

United Utilities Gro Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

United Utilities Gro Stock performance

Finally, last moth United Utilities Gro showed a return of 7.80% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 7.19% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 2.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

United Utilities Gro stock and market return