AGL Energy Dividend yield

 Price  9.65
 Dividend  0.82
 Earnings  1.93
 Cash-flow  3.45
 Book value  12.06
 Equity  13.04

AGL Energy is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. AGL Energy is a company from Australia, and his stocks are publicly traded.

AGL Energy paid a total dividend of 516 million AUD last year, for a market value of 6,070 millions (Market Cap 6,061 millions). Dividend per share of AGL Energy is 0.82 AUD, and his stock market price 9.65 AUD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, AGL Energy has a dividend yield of 8.50%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Australia. 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 AGL Energy dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from Australia.

Dividend yield of AGL Energy

AGL Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of AGL Energy to maintain his current dividend of AUD 0.82 per share, an amount that accounts for 8.50%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). AGL Energy payout on ernings is currently 42.49%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.17% and 58.26% respectively. Both figures show that AGL Energy should not have problems to continue paying his dividend.

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 AGL Energy is AUD 3.45 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of AUD 0.82, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

AGL Energy payout

AGL Energy Dividend History

Year Yield  AUD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

AGL Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth AGL Energy showed a return of 3.00% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 7.19% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -43.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Australia and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

AGL Energy stock and market return