Poste Italiane Dividend yield




   EUR/share 
 Price  11.93
 Dividend  0.49
 Earnings  1.14
 Cash-flow  1.47
 Book value  9.18
 Equity  8.14

Poste Italiane is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Poste Italiane is a company from Italy, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Poste Italiane paid a total dividend of 637 million EUR last year, for a market value of 15,521 millions (Market Cap 5,438 millions). Dividend per share of Poste Italiane is 0.49 EUR, and his stock market price 11.93 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Poste Italiane has a dividend yield of 4.07%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Italy. It is also bigger than average of Financials industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Poste Italiane dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from Italy.

Dividend yield of Poste Italiane

Poste Italiane Dividend Payout

About the ability of Poste Italiane to maintain his current dividend of EUR 0.49 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.07%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Poste Italiane payout on ernings is currently 42.98%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.27% and 39.00% respectively. Both figures show that Poste Italiane 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 Poste Italiane is EUR 1.47 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 0.49, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Poste Italiane, compared againt world market average, Italy companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Poste Italiane payout

Poste Italiane Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 
Present4.07%0.4942.98%1,301
20205.66%0.4738.84%1,301
20195.88%0.6048.78%1,301
20186.01%0.4260.00%1,306
20176.22%0.3959.09%1,306
20165.80%0.3445.33%1,306

*In millions

Poste Italiane Stock performance

Finally, last moth Poste Italiane showed a return of 3.90% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -1.33% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 57.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Italy and Life Insurance firms.

Poste Italiane stock and market return