SSE Dividend yield

 Price  14.55
 Dividend  0.80
 Earnings  0.19
 Cash-flow  1.25
 Book value  3.64
 Equity  4.13

SSE is part of Electricity business, which is part of Utilities industry. SSE is a company from UK, and his stocks are publicly traded.

SSE paid a total dividend of 831 million GBP last year, for a market value of 15,117 millions (Market Cap 15,115 millions). Dividend per share of SSE is 0.80 GBP, and his stock market price 14.55 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, SSE has a dividend yield of 5.53%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. It is also bigger than average of Utilities 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 SSE dividend yield with other Electricity companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of SSE

SSE Dividend Payout

About the ability of SSE to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.53%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). SSE payout on ernings is currently 421.05%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.16% and 58.26% respectively. Both figures show that SSE 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 SSE is GBP 1.25 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of SSE, compared againt world market average, UK companies, Utilities industry and Electricity sector companies.

SSE payout

SSE Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

SSE Stock performance

Finally, last moth SSE showed a return of 9.90% compared to a worldwide 4.25% average, and a 7.19% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 11.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.42%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Electricity firms.

SSE stock and market return