Nestle Dividend yield

 Price  112.70
 Dividend  2.75
 Earnings  4.45
 Cash-flow  5.10
 Book value  16.33
 Equity  17.32

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

Nestle paid a total dividend of 7,747 million CHF last year, for a market value of 317,476 millions (Market Cap 317,415 millions). Dividend per share of Nestle is 2.75 CHF, and his stock market price 112.70 CHF.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Nestle has a dividend yield of 2.44%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Goods industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Nestle dividend yield with other Food Producers companies or firms from Switzerland.

Dividend yield of Nestle

Nestle Dividend Payout

About the ability of Nestle to maintain his current dividend of CHF 2.75 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.44%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Nestle payout on ernings is currently 61.80%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.27% and 46.27% respectively. Both figures show that Nestle 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 Nestle is CHF 5.10 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CHF 2.75, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Nestle, compared againt world market average, Switzerland companies, Consumer Goods industry and Food Producers sector companies.

Nestle payout

Nestle Dividend History

Year Yield  CHF  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Nestle Stock performance

Finally, last moth Nestle showed a return of -2.60% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.56% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 3.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Switzerland and Food Producers firms.

Nestle stock and market return