General Motors Dividend yield

 Price  33.51
 Dividend  0.36
 Earnings  6.57
 Cash-flow  11.56
 Book value  47.87
 Equity  46.27

General Motors is part of Automobiles and Parts business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. General Motors is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

General Motors stock dividend

General Motors paid a total dividend of 500 million USD last year, for a market value of 46,579 millions (Market Cap 46,402 millions). General Motors dividend per share is 0.36 USD, and his stock market price 33.51 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, General Motors has a dividend yield of 1.07%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Goods industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare General Motors stocks dividend with other Automobiles and Parts companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of General Motors

General Motors Dividend Payout

About the ability of General Motors to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.36 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.07%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Motors payout on ernings is currently 5.48%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.34% and 40.18% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that General Motorscan 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 Motors is USD 11.56 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.36, 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 Motors, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Goods industry and Automobiles and Parts sector companies.

General Motors payout

General Motors Dividend History

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

General Motors stock dividend history

General Motors Stock performance

Finally, last moth General Motors showed a return of -12.70% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -1.86% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -12.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Automobiles and Parts firms.

General Motors stock and market return