Volkswagen is often seen as a company that favours its shareholders and tends to pay them a dividend every year. The amount of this dividend also tends to increase over time and this year has seen a significant increase with an equally strong yield. In this article, we propose that you learn more about the Volkswagen share dividend by discovering its precise amount as well as its past amounts, but also its current and historical yield or its dates and rhythm of payment in order to allow you to better evaluate the profitability of this share.
The last known dividend paid by the Volkswagen Group is the 2022 dividend, calculated on the basis of the results for the financial year 2021. The amount of this dividend, which was paid in May 2022, was €7.56 per share.
The previous dividend paid by Volkswagen in 2021 for the financial year 2020 was €4.86 per share.
Volkswagen's dividend payment process follows a precise rhythm. It is first determined by the Board of Directors after the publication of the previous year's annual results before being voted on by the General Meeting of Shareholders and then paid out to shareholders. Thus, the dividend paid in 2022 corresponds to the dividend for the year 2021.
Like most listed European companies, Volkswagen pays its dividend annually, which means that it is paid once a month, usually in May.
In 2022, the ex-dividend date for Volkswagen shares was 13 May 2022 and the payment was made shortly afterwards, on 17 May 2022. This payment is made automatically to the account of the investors who hold these shares, without any action on their part.
What is the next expected dividend for Volkswagen shares?
Of course, it is not yet possible to know the exact amount of the next dividend that will be paid by the Volkswagen Group to its shareholders. Indeed, the next dividend for the Volkswagen share will be the dividend for the year 2023. It will be paid around May 2023 and will concern the financial year 2022.
We will have to wait for the publication of this year's financial results to know the exact amount of this dividend. These will be published in the first quarter of 2023.
Volkswagen is a publicly traded company that has a long history of paying its shareholders. The group has been paying a dividend to its shareholders without interruption since 2000, i.e. for over 22 years. In addition, the amount of this dividend has tended to increase over time, with some exceptions. Let's take a look at Volkswagen's historical dividend amounts and how they have changed from year to year.
The evolution of the Volkswagen share dividend is therefore particularly rapid over time. In one year, it has risen by 55.56%. Over the last five years, the average annual change was 29.70% and over the last ten years, the average annual change was 9.47%.
To understand whether a share is profitable to hold in your portfolio, you should not only look at its amount but also at its yield. This is calculated by dividing the amount of the dividend by the share price at the time the dividend was issued.
The dividend paid by Volkswagen in 2022 had a yield of 5.16%.
Finally, it should be noted that the payout ratio of the Volkswagen group is currently 13.43%. This is a rather good rate because it means that the company keeps a large part of its profits to make investments and thus boost its growth.
Over the last 10 years, Volkswagen Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 2.56%, which is well below its 2022 yield. Here is its history:
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