NRG Energy Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  38.36
 Dividend  1.40
 Earnings  9.59
 Cash-flow  2.02
 Book value  14.75
 Equity  10.80

NRG Energy is part of Electricity business, which is part of Utilities industry. NRG Energy is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

NRG Energy paid a total dividend of 343 million USD last year, for a market value of 9,398 millions (Market Cap 9,311 millions). Dividend per share of NRG Energy is 1.40 USD, and his stock market price 38.36 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, NRG Energy has a dividend yield of 3.65%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. However, it is lower than the average of Utilities 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 NRG Energy dividend yield with other Electricity companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of NRG Energy

NRG Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of NRG Energy to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.40 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.65%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). NRG Energy payout on ernings is currently 14.60%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.25% and 54.88% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that NRG Energycan 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 NRG Energy is USD 2.02 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.40, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of NRG Energy, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Utilities industry and Electricity sector companies.

NRG Energy payout

NRG Energy Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present3.65%1.4014.60%245
20213.02%1.3050.00%245
20203.20%1.206.71%244
20190.30%0.124.29%253
20180.30%0.125.91%290
20170.42%0.12-8.96%316
20161.06%0.12-0.63%314
20154.69%0.5855.77%334

*In millions

NRG Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth NRG Energy showed a return of 1.40% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 2.24% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 1.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Electricity firms.

NRG Energy stock and market return