Prudential Financial Dividend yield

 Price  118.17
 Dividend  4.80
 Earnings  20.37
 Cash-flow  25.69
 Book value  98.48
 Equity  92.59

Prudential Financial is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Prudential Financial is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Prudential Financial paid a total dividend of 1,814 million USD last year, for a market value of 44,668 millions (Market Cap 44,623 millions). Dividend per share of Prudential Financial is 4.80 USD, and his stock market price 118.17 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Prudential Financial has a dividend yield of 4.06%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. 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 Prudential Financial dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial Dividend Payout

About the ability of Prudential Financial to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.06%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Prudential Financial payout on ernings is currently 23.56%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.25% and 41.38% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Prudential Financialcan maintain his current 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 Prudential Financial is USD 25.69 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Prudential Financial payout

Prudential Financial Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Prudential Financial Stock performance

Finally, last moth Prudential Financial showed a return of 5.80% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.75% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 29.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Life Insurance firms.

Prudential Financial stock and market return