Sempra Energy Dividend yield

 Price  168.12
 Dividend  4.57
 Earnings  3.99
 Cash-flow  12.01
 Book value  80.06
 Equity  71.25

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

Sempra Energy paid a total dividend of 1,458 million USD last year, for a market value of 53,630 millions (Market Cap 53,668 millions). Dividend per share of Sempra Energy is 4.57 USD, and his stock market price 168.12 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Sempra Energy has a dividend yield of 2.72%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. 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 Sempra Energy dividend yield with other Gas Water and Multiutilities companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy Dividend Payout

About the ability of Sempra Energy to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.57 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.72%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Sempra Energy payout on ernings is currently 114.54%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Utilities industry, which are 38.25% and 54.88% respectively. Both figures show that Sempra Energy 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 Sempra Energy is USD 12.01 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.57, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Sempra Energy payout

Sempra Energy Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Sempra Energy Stock performance

Finally, last moth Sempra Energy showed a return of 16.60% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 2.24% of Utilities firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 26.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Gas Water and Multiutilities firms.

Sempra Energy stock and market return