CenterPoint Energy Dividend yield

 Price  27.89
 Dividend  0.76
 Earnings  1.60
 Cash-flow  2.88
 Book value  14.68
 Equity  14.04

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

CenterPoint Energy stock dividend

CenterPoint Energy paid a total dividend of 480 million USD last year, for a market value of 17,599 millions (Market Cap 17,568 millions). CenterPoint Energy dividend per share is 0.76 USD, and his stock market price 27.89 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, CenterPoint Energy has a dividend yield of 2.72%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Utilities industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare CenterPoint Energy stocks dividend with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or other of the best USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of CenterPoint Energy to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.76 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.72%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). CenterPoint Energy payout on ernings is currently 47.50%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.34% and 60.08% respectively. Both figures show that CenterPoint 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 CenterPoint Energy is USD 2.88 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.76, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

CenterPoint Energy payout

CenterPoint Energy Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of CenterPoint Energy's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of CenterPoint Energy dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Gas Water and Multiutilities stocks.

CenterPoint Energy stock dividend history

CenterPoint Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth CenterPoint Energy showed a return of -7.30% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.79% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -11.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

CenterPoint Energy stock and market return