Xcel Energy Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  62.50
 Dividend  1.83
 Earnings  2.74
 Cash-flow  5.30
 Book value  27.17
 Equity  25.85

Xcel Energy is part of Electricity business, which is part of Utilities industry. Xcel Energy is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Xcel Energy paid a total dividend of 985 million USD last year, for a market value of 33,625 millions (Market Cap 33,584 millions). Dividend per share of Xcel Energy is 1.83 USD, and his stock market price 62.50 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Xcel Energy has a dividend yield of 2.93%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Utilities industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare Xcel Energy dividend yield with other Electricity companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of Xcel Energy to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.83 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.93%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Xcel Energy payout on ernings is currently 66.79%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.27% and 52.49% respectively. Both figures show that Xcel Energy 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 Xcel Energy is USD 5.30 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.83, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Xcel Energy, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Utilities industry and Electricity sector companies.

Xcel Energy payout

Xcel Energy Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.93%1.8366.79%538
20202.58%1.7265.90%525
20192.55%1.6267.50%524
20183.09%1.5266.09%509
20172.99%1.4464.86%508
20163.49%1.3669.74%505
20153.59%1.2863.05%505

*In millions

Xcel Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth Xcel Energy showed a return of -9.10% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -0.64% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -9.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Electricity firms.

Xcel Energy stock and market return