Next Dividend yield

 Price  58.06
 Dividend  1.93
 Earnings  5.28
 Cash-flow  6.83
 Book value  7.85
 Equity  6.47

Next is part of General Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Next is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Next paid a total dividend of 249 million GBP last year, for a market value of 7,490 millions (Market Cap 7,178 millions). Dividend per share of Next is 1.93 GBP, and his stock market price 58.06 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Next has a dividend yield of 3.32%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Services 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 Next dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Next

Next Dividend Payout

About the ability of Next to maintain his current dividend of GBP 1.93 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.32%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Next payout on ernings is currently 36.55%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 41.22% and 30.83% respectively. Both figures show that Next is in a good position to keep maintaining 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 Next is GBP 6.83 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 1.93, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Next, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Consumer Services industry and General Retailers sector companies.

Next payout

Next Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Next Stock performance

Finally, last moth Next showed a return of -0.60% compared to a worldwide -2.30% average, and a -1.31% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -27.30% versus a worldwide performance of a -5.85%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and General Retailers firms.

Next stock and market return