Societe Generale Dividend yield

 Price  26.22
 Dividend  1.70
 Earnings  2.70
 Cash-flow  65.55
 Book value  87.40
 Equity  75.00

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 stock dividend

Societe Generale paid a total dividend of 1,289 million EUR last year, for a market value of 19,875 millions (Market Cap 18,171 millions). Societe Generale dividend per share is 1.70 EUR, and his stock market price 26.22 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Societe Generale has a dividend yield of 6.48%, 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 stocks dividend with other Banks companies or other of the high France dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Societe Generale

Societe Generale Dividend Payout

About the ability of Societe Generale to maintain his current dividend of EUR 1.70 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.48%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Societe Generale payout on ernings is currently 62.96%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% respectively. Both figures show that Societe Generale 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 Societe Generale is EUR 65.55 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 1.70, 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

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Societe Generale's dividend stock, both in percentage and in EUR, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Societe Generale dividend stock, and compare it with the average of France stocks and that of the Banks stocks.

Societe Generale stock dividend history

Societe Generale Stock performance

Finally, last moth Societe Generale showed a return of 6.10% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 18.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for France and Banks firms.

Societe Generale stock and market return