General Mills Dividend yield

 Price  67.66
 Dividend  2.36
 Earnings  4.42
 Cash-flow  4.73
 Book value  17.81
 Equity  17.89

General Mills is part of Food Producers business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. General Mills is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

General Mills stock dividend

General Mills paid a total dividend of 1,385 million USD last year, for a market value of 39,716 millions (Market Cap 39,683 millions). General Mills dividend per share is 2.36 USD, and his stock market price 67.66 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, General Mills has a dividend yield of 3.49%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Goods industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare General Mills stocks dividend with other Food Producers companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of General Mills

General Mills Dividend Payout

About the ability of General Mills to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.36 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.49%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Mills payout on ernings is currently 53.39%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.34% and 40.18% respectively. Both figures show that General Mills 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 General Mills is USD 4.73 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.36, 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 Mills, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Goods industry and Food Producers sector companies.

General Mills payout

General Mills Dividend History

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

General Mills stock dividend history

General Mills Stock performance

Finally, last moth General Mills showed a return of -9.50% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -1.86% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -11.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Food Producers firms.

General Mills stock and market return