Solvay A Dividend yield

 Price  91.24
 Dividend  3.85
 Earnings  10.99
 Cash-flow  12.85
 Book value  65.17
 Equity  59.73

Solvay A is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Solvay A is a company from Belgium and Lux., and his stocks are publicly traded.

Solvay A paid a total dividend of 400 million EUR last year, for a market value of 9,489 millions (Market Cap 6,339 millions). Dividend per share of Solvay A is 3.85 EUR, and his stock market price 91.24 EUR.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Solvay A has a dividend yield of 4.22%, which is similar to the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Belgium and Lux.. However, it is lower than the average of Basic Materials 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 Solvay A dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from Belgium and Lux..

Dividend yield of Solvay A

Solvay A Dividend Payout

About the ability of Solvay A to maintain his current dividend of EUR 3.85 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.22%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Solvay A payout on ernings is currently 35.03%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 41.59% and 43.97% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Solvay 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 Solvay A is EUR 12.85 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of EUR 3.85, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Solvay A, compared againt world market average, Belgium and Lux. companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Solvay A payout

Solvay A Dividend History

Year Yield  EUR  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Solvay A Stock performance

Finally, last moth Solvay A showed a return of 14.60% compared to a worldwide 3.75% average, and a 2.90% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -11.20% versus a worldwide performance of a -9.52%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Belgium and Lux. and Chemicals firms.

Solvay A stock and market return