Societe Generale Dividend yield

 Price  22.08
 Dividend  1.65
 Earnings  6.90
 Cash-flow  16.98
 Book value  73.60
 Equity  66.99

Societe Generale is part of Banks business, which is part of Financials industry. Societe Generale is a company from France, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Societe Generale paid a total dividend of 1,345 million EUR last year, for a market value of 17,995 millions (Market Cap 16,450 millions). Dividend per share of Societe Generale is 1.65 EUR, and his stock market price 22.08 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Societe Generale has a dividend yield of 7.47%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from France. 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 Societe Generale dividend yield with other Banks companies or firms from France.

Dividend yield of Societe Generale

Societe Generale Dividend Payout

About the ability of Societe Generale to maintain his current dividend of EUR 1.65 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.47%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Societe Generale payout on ernings is currently 23.91%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.22% and 45.20% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Societe Generalecan 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 Societe Generale is EUR 16.98 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 1.65, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Societe Generale, compared againt world market average, France companies, Financials industry and Banks sector companies.

Societe Generale payout

Societe Generale Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Societe Generale Stock performance

Finally, last moth Societe Generale showed a return of 1.10% compared to a worldwide -0.44% average, and a -0.34% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -17.10% versus a worldwide performance of a -6.34%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for France and Banks firms.

Societe Generale stock and market return