RWE Dividend yield

 Price  30.55
 Dividend  0.85
 Earnings  1.45
 Cash-flow  6.23
 Book value  25.46
 Equity  25.44

RWE is part of Gas Water and Multiutilities business, which is part of Utilities industry. RWE is a company from Germany, and his stocks are publicly traded.

RWE paid a total dividend of 575 million EUR last year, for a market value of 20,652 millions (Market Cap 19,234 millions). Dividend per share of RWE is 0.85 EUR, and his stock market price 30.55 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, RWE has a dividend yield of 2.78%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Germany. However, it is lower than the average of Utilities industry. The company should be deeply analized because dividend yields should be similar among companies from the same industry unless they carry an opposite strategy.

In addition, you should compare RWE dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from Germany.

Dividend yield of RWE

RWE Dividend Payout

About the ability of RWE to maintain his current dividend of EUR 0.85 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.78%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). RWE payout on ernings is currently 58.62%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 39.27% and 52.49% respectively. Both figures show that RWE 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 RWE is EUR 6.23 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 0.85, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of RWE, compared againt world market average, Germany companies, Utilities industry and Gas Water and Multiutilities sector companies.

RWE payout

RWE Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

RWE Stock performance

Finally, last moth RWE showed a return of -7.70% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a -0.64% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -4.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Germany and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

RWE stock and market return