Equity Residential Dividend yield

 Price  89.92
 Dividend  2.50
 Earnings  3.69
 Cash-flow  3.37
 Book value  29.01
 Equity  28.60

Equity Residential is part of Real Estate Investment Trusts business, which is part of Financials industry. Equity Residential is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Equity Residential paid a total dividend of 935 million USD last year, for a market value of 33,630 millions (Market Cap 33,070 millions). Dividend per share of Equity Residential is 2.50 USD, and his stock market price 89.92 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Equity Residential has a dividend yield of 2.78%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Financials 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 Equity Residential dividend yield with other Real Estate Investment Trusts companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Equity Residential

Equity Residential Dividend Payout

About the ability of Equity Residential to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.50 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.78%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Equity Residential payout on ernings is currently 67.75%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.25% and 41.38% respectively. Both figures show that Equity Residential 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 Equity Residential is USD 3.37 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.50, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Equity Residential, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Real Estate Investment Trusts sector companies.

Equity Residential payout

Equity Residential Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Equity Residential Stock performance

Finally, last moth Equity Residential showed a return of 5.40% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.75% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 25.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Real Estate Investment Trusts firms.

Equity Residential stock and market return