Norsk Hydro Dividend yield

 Price  86.10
 Dividend  1.25
 Earnings  1.16
 Cash-flow  6.57
 Book value  35.88
 Equity  37.42

Norsk Hydro is part of Industrial Metals and Mining business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Norsk Hydro is a company from Norway, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Norsk Hydro paid a total dividend of 2,561 million NOK last year, for a market value of 176,419 millions (Market Cap 115,050 millions). Dividend per share of Norsk Hydro is 1.25 NOK, and his stock market price 86.10 NOK.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Norsk Hydro has a dividend yield of 1.45%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Norway. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Norsk Hydro dividend yield with other Industrial Metals and Mining companies or firms from Norway.

Dividend yield of Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro Dividend Payout

About the ability of Norsk Hydro to maintain his current dividend of NOK 1.25 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.45%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Norsk Hydro payout on ernings is currently 107.76%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.25% and 40.37% respectively. Both figures show that Norsk Hydro 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 Norsk Hydro is NOK 6.57 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of NOK 1.25, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Norsk Hydro, compared againt world market average, Norway companies, Basic Materials industry and Industrial Metals and Mining sector companies.

Norsk Hydro payout

Norsk Hydro Dividend History

Year Yield  NOK  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Norsk Hydro Stock performance

Finally, last moth Norsk Hydro showed a return of 3.00% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 3.95% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 57.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Norway and Industrial Metals and Mining firms.

Norsk Hydro stock and market return