The AXA share dividend is currently increasing year on year, thanks in part to the promise of the global economic recovery. Would you like to know more about the dividend yield of this stock? In this article, we will reveal the exact amount of AXA's dividend and its current yield, as well as the history of payments to shareholders and the upcoming payments.
The last dividend paid by AXA was for the year 2022, which corresponds to the year 2021. The amount of this dividend was €1.54. It was detached on April 28 and will be paid in May.
As a reminder, the previous year, 2021, AXA paid a dividend of €1.43 per share for the year 2020.
AXA's dividend is paid once a year, as is the case for most stocks listed on the French stock exchange. AXA's dividend is generally detached in April and paid in May of the year following the financial year concerned.
In fact, the dividend is calculated and approved by the shareholders' meeting after the publication of the group's annual results.
Thus, in 2022, the dividend is paid on 10 May to shareholders.
The next dividend planned for the AXA share is that of 2022 and therefore concerns the financial year 2021. The amount of €1.54 per share was approved in April and represents an increase of 7.7% compared to the previous dividend. It represents a yield of 6.3%.
The amount of this dividend is the highest paid by AXA from a historical point of view.
Indeed, the 2021 dividend for the year 2020 was €1.43 per share and was already up by more than 95.9% compared to 2020. But this is due to the fact that the 2020 dividend for the 2019 financial year had been halved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
After a halving of its 2020 dividend for fiscal 2019, AXA Group increased its dividend again and even exceeded the amounts paid out previously. To get a better idea of how AXA's dividend has evolved over the long term, here is a history of the dividend and the rates of change over the last ten years.
Historically, AXA's dividend has shown a rapid increase over the last 10 years with an average increase of 7.56% per year. Over the last 5 years, its dividend has shown normal growth with an average increase of 4.27% per year. Of course, the announcement of the last dividend payment for 2022 leads to a very rapid increase in this dividend in one year with an increase of 7.7%.
The AXA share dividend yield is calculated as a percentage that represents the value of the dividend in relation to the value of the share. To calculate it, you simply divide the annual dividend amount by the average AXA share price.
This makes it easier to understand that the amount of the dividend is not the only element that influences the dividend yield, but that the share price itself has an impact on it.
Currently, the dividend yield of the AXA share is 5.68%.
AXA's payout ratio, also known as the Payout Ratio, is currently 61.64%. This ratio indicates that the company does not use a lot of its profits to remunerate its shareholders and that it retains a significant part of its profits to finance its growth through investments or strategic operations.
Over the last 10 years, the AXA Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 5.45%, which is actually well below the last annual yield for this stock.