Norfolk Sthn Corp Dividend yield

 Price  285.22
 Dividend  4.96
 Earnings  12.51
 Cash-flow  17.72
 Book value  57.04
 Equity  59.29

Norfolk Sthn Corp is part of Industrial Transportation business, which is part of Industrials industry. Norfolk Sthn Corp is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Norfolk Sthn Corp paid a total dividend of 1,190 million USD last year, for a market value of 68,453 millions (Market Cap 68,150 millions). Dividend per share of Norfolk Sthn Corp is 4.96 USD, and his stock market price 285.22 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Norfolk Sthn Corp has a dividend yield of 1.74%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Norfolk Sthn Corp dividend yield with other Industrial Transportation companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Norfolk Sthn Corp

Norfolk Sthn Corp Dividend Payout

About the ability of Norfolk Sthn Corp to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.96 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.74%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Norfolk Sthn Corp payout on ernings is currently 39.65%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.25% and 34.62% respectively. Both figures show that Norfolk Sthn Corp 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 Norfolk Sthn Corp is USD 17.72 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.96, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Norfolk Sthn Corp, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Industrial Transportation sector companies.

Norfolk Sthn Corp payout

Norfolk Sthn Corp Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Norfolk Sthn Corp Stock performance

Finally, last moth Norfolk Sthn Corp showed a return of 11.20% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 6.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Industrial Transportation firms.

Norfolk Sthn Corp stock and market return