Royal Dutch Shell A Dividend yield




   GBP/share 
 Price  16.55
 Dividend  0.46
 Earnings  -1.97
 Cash-flow  2.96
 Book value  13.79
 Equity  16.15

Royal Dutch Shell A is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Royal Dutch Shell A is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Royal Dutch Shell A paid a total dividend of 1,886 million GBP last year, for a market value of 67,872 millions (Market Cap 67,868 millions). Dividend per share of Royal Dutch Shell A is 0.46 GBP, and his stock market price 16.55 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Royal Dutch Shell A has a dividend yield of 2.79%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. However, it is lower than the average of Oil and Gas 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 Royal Dutch Shell A dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Royal Dutch Shell A

Royal Dutch Shell A Dividend Payout

About the ability of Royal Dutch Shell A to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.46 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.79%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Royal Dutch Shell A payout on ernings is currently -23.35%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 39.27% and 29.88% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Royal Dutch Shell Acan 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 Royal Dutch Shell A is GBP 2.96 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.46, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Royal Dutch Shell A, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Royal Dutch Shell A payout

Royal Dutch Shell A Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.79%0.46-23.35%4,101
20204.86%0.6334.43%4,101
20195.65%1.2654.08%4,203
20185.19%1.2087.59%4,536
20175.00%1.24225.45%4,544
20165.83%1.18406.90%4,326
20156.57%1.0890.76%3,895

*In millions

Royal Dutch Shell A Stock performance

Finally, last moth Royal Dutch Shell A showed a return of 15.60% compared to a worldwide -1.33% average, and a 7.97% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 71.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.58%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Royal Dutch Shell A stock and market return