BP PC is one of the companies with the longest history of paying dividends to its shareholders. Indeed, the group has been paying its shareholders an annual dividend without interruption for over 42 years. On this page, we offer to help you evaluate the profitability of BP shares with the amount of its dividend, but also its history, its yield and its main payment and ex-dividend dates.
The last full dividend that was paid by BP to its shareholders and the dividend paid in 2021. About the financial year 2020. The total amount of this dividend was then $1.286 per share.
BP has already announced the total amount of its 2022 dividend on the 2021 fiscal year and has already made 3 first payments to its shareholders. This dividend will be a total of $1.016 per share.
Before being paid to shareholders, BP's dividend must pass through several successive stages, with the amount of the dividend being determined by the Board of Directors. The amount of the dividend is based on the previous year's results and is then voted on by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.
This UK company has opted for a quarterly dividend payment schedule. This means that BP's total dividend is paid in four instalments over the course of the year.
For example, in 2021, the first ex-dividend date was 18 February with payment on 26 March, the second ex-dividend date was 6 May with payment on 8 June, the third ex-dividend date was 12 August with payment on 24 September and the final ex-dividend date was 11 November with payment on 17 December.
Of course, we do not yet know what the next dividend on BP shares will be for the year 2023. This will be calculated following the release of the full 2022 results in the first quarter of next year.
However, a final partial dividend payment will be made in December 2022 by the company, but the amount has not yet been disclosed by the group.
BP has been paying its shareholders a dividend for many years and without interruption since 1980. This means that a dividend has been paid every year for over 42 years. To better understand the evolution of BP Plc's dividend over time, here is a history of the amount of the dividend and how it has changed from year to year.
This history of BNP's dividend shows us a rather negative progression in the long term and a positive one in the short term. While the dividend has risen by 4.51% in one year, it has fallen by an average of 10.95% per year over the last 5 years and by an average of 3.80% per year over the last 10 years.
To really understand the value of owning BP shares in your stock portfolio, you should not just look at the amount of the dividend paid by this company. It is best to look at the dividend yield, which is calculated by dividing the amount of the dividend paid by the BP share price at the time of payment.
BP Plc's 2022 dividend yield was 4.91%.
BP Plc's payout ratio is currently -37.97%. This means that the company is paying its shareholders from its reserves and not from its profits.
Over the past 10 years, BP Plc Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 5.79%, which is above its 2022 yield. Here is its history:
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