Swiss Life Dividend yield

 Price  554.60
 Dividend  30.00
 Earnings  54.37
 Cash-flow  32.82
 Book value  369.73
 Equity  380.21

Swiss Life is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Swiss Life is a company from Switzerland, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Swiss Life stock dividend

Swiss Life paid a total dividend of 900 million CHF last year, for a market value of 16,638 millions (Market Cap 16,837 millions). Swiss Life dividend per share is 30.00 CHF, and his stock market price 554.60 CHF.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Swiss Life has a dividend yield of 5.41%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from Switzerland. 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 Swiss Life stocks dividend with other Life Insurance companies or other of the high Switzerland dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Swiss Life

Swiss Life Dividend Payout

About the ability of Swiss Life to maintain his current dividend of CHF 30.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.41%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Swiss Life payout on ernings is currently 55.18%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Financials industry, which are 39.34% and 46.18% respectively. Both figures show that Swiss Life 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 Swiss Life is CHF 32.82 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CHF 30.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Swiss Life, compared againt world market average, Switzerland companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Swiss Life payout

Swiss Life Dividend History

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

Year Yield  CHF  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Swiss Life dividend stock, and compare it with the average of Switzerland stocks and that of the Life Insurance stocks.

Swiss Life stock dividend history

Swiss Life Stock performance

Finally, last moth Swiss Life showed a return of 0.30% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 8.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Switzerland and Life Insurance firms.

Swiss Life stock and market return