Ameren Corp Dividend yield

 Price  81.36
 Dividend  2.20
 Earnings  3.54
 Cash-flow  7.01
 Book value  36.98
 Equity  34.71

Ameren Corp is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. Ameren Corp is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Ameren Corp paid a total dividend of 543 million USD last year, for a market value of 20,096 millions (Market Cap 19,971 millions). Dividend per share of Ameren Corp is 2.20 USD, and his stock market price 81.36 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ameren Corp has a dividend yield of 2.70%, 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 Ameren Corp dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Ameren Corp

Ameren Corp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Ameren Corp to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.20 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.70%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ameren Corp payout on ernings is currently 62.15%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.17% and 58.26% respectively. Both figures show that Ameren Corp 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 Ameren Corp is USD 7.01 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.20, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Ameren Corp payout

Ameren Corp Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Ameren Corp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Ameren Corp showed a return of 15.80% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 7.19% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 11.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

Ameren Corp stock and market return