General Electric Dividend yield

 Price  114.46
 Dividend  0.32
 Earnings  1.36
 Cash-flow  5.42
 Book value  33.66
 Equity  34.87

General Electric is part of General Industrials business, which is part of Industrials industry. General Electric is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

General Electric stock dividend

General Electric paid a total dividend of 348 million USD last year, for a market value of 124,647 millions (Market Cap 123,933 millions). General Electric dividend per share is 0.32 USD, and his stock market price 114.46 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, General Electric has a dividend yield of 0.28%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare General Electric stocks dividend with other General Industrials companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of General Electric

General Electric Dividend Payout

About the ability of General Electric to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.32 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.28%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Electric payout on ernings is currently 23.53%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Industrials industry, which are 39.34% and 37.26% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that General Electriccan maintain his current 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 General Electric is USD 5.42 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.32, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of General Electric, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and General Industrials sector companies.

General Electric payout

General Electric Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of General Electric'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 General Electric dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the General Industrials stocks.

General Electric stock dividend history

General Electric Stock performance

Finally, last moth General Electric showed a return of 0.20% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.39% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 99.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Industrials firms.

General Electric stock and market return