Woodside Petroleum Dividend yield




   AUD/share 
 Price  22.74
 Dividend  1.05
 Earnings  0.52
 Cash-flow  4.84
 Book value  25.27
 Equity  26.00

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

Woodside Petroleum paid a total dividend of 1,002 million AUD last year, for a market value of 21,694 millions (Market Cap 21,638 millions). Dividend per share of Woodside Petroleum is 1.05 AUD, and his stock market price 22.74 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Woodside Petroleum has a dividend yield of 4.62%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. 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 Woodside Petroleum dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of Woodside Petroleum

Woodside Petroleum Dividend Payout

About the ability of Woodside Petroleum to maintain his current dividend of AUD 1.05 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). Woodside Petroleum payout on ernings is currently 201.92%, 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 Woodside Petroleum 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 Woodside Petroleum is AUD 4.84 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 1.05, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Woodside Petroleum payout

Woodside Petroleum Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.62%1.05201.92%954
20195.26%1.8192.82%936
20184.63%1.45102.11%936
20173.79%1.2590.58%842
20163.52%1.040.00%842
20159.63%2.9088.69%824

*In millions

Woodside Petroleum Stock performance

Finally, last moth Woodside Petroleum showed a return of 1.70% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -33.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Woodside Petroleum stock and market return