Air Liquide Dividend yield

 Price  138.58
 Dividend  2.74
 Earnings  5.52
 Cash-flow  10.42
 Book value  39.59
 Equity  39.71

Air Liquide is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Air Liquide is a company from France, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Air Liquide paid a total dividend of 1,293 million EUR last year, for a market value of 65,410 millions (Market Cap 64,303 millions). Dividend per share of Air Liquide is 2.74 EUR, and his stock market price 138.58 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Air Liquide has a dividend yield of 1.98%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from France. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Air Liquide dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from France.

Dividend yield of Air Liquide

Air Liquide Dividend Payout

About the ability of Air Liquide to maintain his current dividend of EUR 2.74 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.98%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Air Liquide payout on ernings is currently 49.64%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 39.27% and 51.13% respectively. Both figures show that Air Liquide 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 Air Liquide is EUR 10.42 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 2.74, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Air Liquide, compared againt world market average, France companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Air Liquide payout

Air Liquide Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Air Liquide Stock performance

Finally, last moth Air Liquide showed a return of -8.70% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -2.32% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 2.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for France and Chemicals firms.

Air Liquide stock and market return