While BNP Paribas suspended its dividend payment in 2020 due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, it has since resumed its payment with the added bonus of a rising dividend over the past two years. In this article, we offer you to learn more about the dividend of the BNP Paribas share with its precise amount and its yield, but also some information about its payment dates or its history over the last ten years.
In 2021 and for the financial year 2022, the BNP Paribas group paid a dividend of €2.66 per share to its shareholders.
The 2022 dividend for the 2021 financial year was also decided last April for an amount of €3.67 per share. It thus shows a clear increase.
The payment of the BNP Paribas dividend takes place after the amount of the dividend has been voted by the general meeting of shareholders which meets after the publication of the results of the previous year. The dividend paid to shareholders is decided and calculated on the basis of the previous financial year.
The BNP Paribas Group has also decided to pay its dividend twice a year. Thus, in 2021, the first detachment took place on 24 May with payment on 26 May and the second detachment took place on 28 September with payment on 30 September.
The BNP Paribas Group has already paid a first interim dividend for 2022 in respect of the financial year 2021. This amount was paid on 23 May 2022.
The amount of this dividend was set at €3.67 per share for the year, which represents a very high yield of 6.88%.
It should be remembered that the dividend paid in 2021 was only €1.11 per share plus an additional dividend of €1.55.
In total, the BNP Paribas dividend represents a payout of over €4,573 billion. This dividend will be paid entirely in cash.
While BNP Paribas suspended its dividend payment in 2020 due to the particular economic situation generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the only dividend suspension for over 20 years as the group has been remunerating its shareholders with an annual dividend since 2000. We now invite you to discover the history of this dividend and its evolution over time:
Looking at this 10 year history, we can see that BNP Paribas' dividend has a greater tendency to increase over time. The figures show that the increase in this amount over the last ten years has been rather rapid with an average increase of 8.29% per year. This increase is a little less strong over the last 5 years due to the suspension of 2020.
The dividend yield of BNP Paribas shares can be calculated as a percentage by dividing the amount of the dividend by the share price and expresses the profitability of the share. The amount of a dividend should therefore not be the sole basis for defining its profitability.
The dividend paid by BNP Paribas in 2022 and for the financial year 2021 thus shows a yield of 6.88%.
It is also worth noting that BNP Paribas' payout ratio is currently 39.82% of its profits, which is reasonable for a company in this sector. This means that the group is retaining some of its income to generate growth.
Over the last 10 years, BNP Paribas Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 3.95%, which is well below the 2022 yield. Here is its history: