After several years of consecutive declines, the amount of the dividend paid by the EDF Group increased again in 2021. Unfortunately, in 2022, it fell again. In order to better understand the profitability of this share as a long-term holding asset, we suggest you discover here some useful information about it with its amount, its yield as well as its history and the different dates of detachment and payment in 2022 and for the years to come.
The last dividend paid by the EDF Group to its shareholders was in 2021 for the financial year 2020 and amounted to €0.21 per share.
For this year 2022, the group has already announced its next dividend for the financial year 2021 with a total amount of 0.58€ per share. A first interim dividend was paid in December 2021 and the balance will be paid in June 2022.
EDF's dividend is set each year after the publication of the previous year's results. The amount must be approved by the shareholders at the annual general meeting.
Unlike most other French companies listed on the stock exchange, the EDF Group pays its dividend twice a year. Most often, it pays an interim dividend in December and the balance in June.
For the financial year 2021, the EDF Group has paid an interim dividend of €0.3 per share in December and the balance of €0.28 per share will be paid in June 2022.
As we have just seen, the EDF Group pays its dividend in two instalments per year with an interim payment at the end of the year in question and the balance around June of the following year. The next dividend to be paid by the group will be the balance on 13 June 2022.
The EDF Group has of course not yet announced its next dividend for 2023 on the financial year 2022 as this will be defined when the company's annual results are announced.
While EDF proceeded to suspend its dividend in 2020 following the Covid-19 pandemic and the significant decline in its results during this critical period, it had been paying a regular and uninterrupted dividend to its shareholders since 2006. For more information, here is a history of the amount of this dividend over the last ten years as well as its annual evolution.
This history of the amount of the EDF share dividend shows us that its evolution is rather bearish over the medium and long term despite an upward recovery in 2022 of 16.25%. Thus, over the last 5 years, the dividend has increased by an average of 0.60% per year and over the last ten years, it has decreased by an average of 6.83% per year.
To find out the EDF share yield, it is necessary to take into account both the amount of its dividend and its share price. Thus, the amount of the dividend paid annually is divided by the share price at the time of detachment of the dividend.
The dividend paid by EDF in 2021 and for the financial year 2020 thus shows a yield of 3.95%.
It is also interesting to know the distribution policy of EDF. Indeed, the company currently has a payout ratio of 37.5%. This rate is relatively good and indicates that the company does not dip too much into its profits to remunerate its shareholders and keeps part of its cash flow to make investments.
Over the last 10 years, EDF Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 5.62%, which is a little below its 2022 yield. Here is its history: