Metro AG Dividend yield

 Price  8.07
 Dividend  0.70
 Earnings  0.25
 Cash-flow  3.23
 Book value  5.04
 Equity  5.43

Metro AG is part of Food and Drug Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Metro AG is a company from Germany, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Metro AG paid a total dividend of 252 million EUR last year, for a market value of 2,905 millions (Market Cap 1,056 millions). Dividend per share of Metro AG is 0.70 EUR, and his stock market price 8.07 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Metro AG has a dividend yield of 8.68%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Germany. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 Metro AG dividend yield with other Food and Drug Retailers companies or firms from Germany.

Dividend yield of Metro AG

Metro AG Dividend Payout

About the ability of Metro AG to maintain his current dividend of EUR 0.70 per share, an amount that accounts for 8.68%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Metro AG payout on ernings is currently 280.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.25% and 25.53% respectively. Both figures show that Metro AG 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 Metro AG is EUR 3.23 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 0.70, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Metro AG, compared againt world market average, Germany companies, Consumer Services industry and Food and Drug Retailers sector companies.

Metro AG payout

Metro AG Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Metro AG Stock performance

Finally, last moth Metro AG showed a return of -3.50% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.56% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -10.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Germany and Food and Drug Retailers firms.

Metro AG stock and market return