The Mercedes share is one of the shares in the automotive sector that pays a dividend every year. Indeed, this German group remunerates its shareholders each year with the payment of a coupon with a relatively attractive yield. In this page, we propose to discover the precise amount of the dividend paid by the Mercedes share, as well as its history and its evolution over time. We will also show you the history of the dividend yield, as well as the main current and future payment and ex-dividend dates.
Currently, the amount of the dividend that is paid by Mercedes to its shareholders is €5 per share. This amount corresponds to the last known dividend for this listed company, namely the dividend that was paid in 2022 for the financial year 2021.
This is a significant increase on the previous year's dividend, which was only €1.35 per share and was calculated on the basis of 2020 results.
The dividend that Mercedes pays out to its shareholders each year corresponds to the dividend figures calculated for the previous year. Thus, the dividend that was received by shareholders in 2022 was calculated on the financial year 2021. Before being paid to shareholders, this dividend must be decided by the Board of Directors and then confirmed by the shareholders who vote on it at the Annual General Meeting.
Like most European companies, Mercedes has adopted an annual dividend payment schedule. This means that shareholders receive a dividend only once a year. Typically, this dividend is paid between April and July of each year.
For example, the following dates apply to the dividend paid to shareholders in 2022. The ex-dividend date was 2 May 2022 and the payment date was 4 May 2022, only two days later.
Of course, we do not yet know the next dividend that will be paid by Mercedes to its shareholders. The amount of the dividend is calculated on the basis of the company's financial results for the previous year.
It will therefore be necessary to wait for the publication of the results for the year 2022 before the dividend for 2023 is calculated and announced to shareholders.
It has now been 11 consecutive years that Mercedes has paid its shareholders a dividend every year. In fact, since 2010, there has been no interruption in this payment. It is therefore interesting to calculate and evaluate the history of the dividend amount over the last 10 years and to understand the year-by-year development of the dividend.
Despite a few years of decline caused by the COVID crisis which hit the automotive sector hard, we can see that the Mercedes dividend has a tendency to increase over time. Over the last year, it has risen by 278.37%. Over the last 5 years, the average increase has been 9% and over the last 10 years it has been 8.56%.
In addition to knowing the amount of the dividend paid by Mercedes, it is also important to understand what the dividend yield of this share is. This yield is obtained by dividing the dividend amount by the share price at the time of issue.
For the dividend paid by Mercedes in 2022, the yield was 7.45%.
It is also important to understand the payout ratio of Mercedes to its shareholders, i.e. how much of its profits it pays out to its shareholders. Currently, this rate is 49.26%, which is a relatively good rate.
Over the past 10 years, Mercedes Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 4.40%, which is below its 2021 yield. Here is its history:
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