Airbus Group's dividend was suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the airline industry hard. But fortunately, the company has decided to pay its shareholders again this year with the recovery of air traffic. Here you can find out more about the Airbus share dividend with its current and historical amounts, its yield in 2022 and over the last ten years as well as the dates of its detachment and payment to shareholders and other key information.
The current Airbus Group dividend amount is the dividend that was paid in April 2022 to shareholders based on the company's 2021 results. The amount of this dividend is €1.50 per share.
It should be remembered that the Airbus Group did not pay a dividend in 2020 and 2021 due to the adverse effects that the global pandemic had on its business and results and due to the state aid that it received during this complex period.
The detachment and payment of the Airbus share dividend takes place each year for the previous year's financial year. This means, for example, that the dividend that was paid in 2022 corresponds to the dividend voted by the General Meeting of Shareholders following the announcement by the Board of Directors following the publication of the 2021 results.
As is the case for most French companies, the Airbus dividend is paid on an annual basis, i.e. once a year, usually in April.
In 2022, the detachment of the dividend took place on 19 April 2022 and the payment was made on 21 April 2022.
The Airbus group has not yet announced the amount of its next dividend, which will be paid in 2023 on the 2022 financial year. Indeed, it is necessary to wait for the financial results of the current year to determine this dividend.
However, it should be remembered that in 2022, Airbus shareholders received a dividend of €1.50 per share following another increase in results in the 2021 financial year. This dividend was paid in April.
While the Airbus group suspended its dividend for two years in 2020 and 2021, this suspension remains exceptional and is to be attributed to the pandemic that penalised this sector during these two years. Apart from this suspension, the group has always paid a dividend to its shareholders since 2001, i.e. for over 20 years. To better understand, here is a history of the amounts of dividends paid by the group over the last ten years with their year by year evolution.
Despite the two-year suspension of the dividend by Airbus, we can see that the amount of the dividend for this share has a tendency to increase over time. Over the last five years, it has increased by an average of 2.13% per year. Over the last ten years, this increase has been an average of 12.79% per year.
The Airbus dividend yield tells us how profitable the share is for the shareholders who own it. It is calculated by dividing the amount of the dividend by the share price. It is therefore not only the amount of the dividend that should be taken into account in order to know and appreciate the yield of this share on the stock market.
The dividend paid by Airbus in 2022 and for the financial year 2021 thus shows a yield of 1.41%.
Currently, the payout ratio of the Airbus group is estimated at 29.82%. This ratio corresponds to the share of profits paid out to shareholders by the company and is relatively consistent as it shows that the group retains part of its cash flow to stimulate growth and make investments.
Over the last 10 years, Airbus Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 1.63%, which is slightly above its 2022 yield. Here is its history:
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