Nestle Dividend yield

 Price  107.14
 Dividend  2.80
 Earnings  6.42
 Cash-flow  5.15
 Book value  19.84
 Equity  18.34

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 7,546 million CHF last year, for a market value of 288,742 millions (Market Cap 288,699 millions). Dividend per share of Nestle is 2.80 CHF, and his stock market price 107.14 CHF.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Nestle has a dividend yield of 2.61%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Switzerland. 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 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 2.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.61%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Nestle payout on ernings is currently 43.61%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 41.22% and 43.77% respectively. Both figures show that Nestle should not have problems to continue paying his 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 Nestle is CHF 5.15 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CHF 2.80, 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 -4.60% compared to a worldwide -2.30% average, and a -1.61% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -15.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -5.85%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Switzerland and Food Producers firms.

Nestle stock and market return