WPP 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  9.70
 Dividend  0.60
 Earnings  1.09
 Cash-flow  1.35
 Book value  7.46
 Equity  7.47

WPP is part of Media business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. WPP is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

WPP paid a total dividend of 757 million GBP last year, for a market value of 12,241 millions (Market Cap 11,853 millions). Dividend per share of WPP is 0.60 GBP, and his stock market price 9.70 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, WPP has a dividend yield of 6.18%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 WPP dividend yield with other Media companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of WPP

WPP Dividend Payout

About the ability of WPP to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.18%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). WPP payout on ernings is currently 55.05%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 41.08% and 38.28% respectively. Both figures show that WPP 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 WPP is GBP 1.35 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of WPP, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies.

WPP payout

WPP Stock performance

Finally, last moth WPP showed a return of -2.00% compared to a worldwide -0.39% average, and a 0.92% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -18.60% versus a worldwide performance of a -2.47%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Media firms.

WPP stock and market return

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