Swiss Re Dividend yield

 Price  85.90
 Dividend  5.65
 Earnings  1.56
 Cash-flow  9.65
 Book value  61.36
 Equity  65.00

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

Swiss Re stock dividend

Swiss Re paid a total dividend of 1,633 million CHF last year, for a market value of 24,825 millions (Market Cap 24,783 millions). Swiss Re dividend per share is 5.65 CHF, and his stock market price 85.90 CHF.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Swiss Re has a dividend yield of 6.58%, 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 Re stocks dividend with other Nonlife Insurance companies or other of the high Switzerland dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Swiss Re

Swiss Re Dividend Payout

About the ability of Swiss Re to maintain his current dividend of CHF 5.65 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.58%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Swiss Re payout on ernings is currently 362.18%, 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 Re 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 Re is CHF 9.65 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of CHF 5.65, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Swiss Re payout

Swiss Re Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Swiss Re'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 Re dividend stock, and compare it with the average of Switzerland stocks and that of the Nonlife Insurance stocks.

Swiss Re stock dividend history

Swiss Re Stock performance

Finally, last moth Swiss Re showed a return of -5.50% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.03% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 12.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for Switzerland and Nonlife Insurance firms.

Swiss Re stock and market return