Nestlé has been paying a dividend to its shares every year for 32 years now.2 The amount of these dividends has tended to increase from year to year. In this article, we propose to tell you more about the Nestlé share dividend. In particular, we will present its amount, its yield, its history as well as its payment and ex-dividend dates in order to allow you to better evaluate the profitability of this share on the stock market.
The amount of the last dividend paid by Nestlé to its shareholders is 1.80CHF. This dividend corresponds to the dividends paid in 2022. And calculated from the financial year 2021.
Recall that in the previous year, 2021, the Nestlé Group paid a dividend of CHF 1.75 to its shareholders. These show that the amount of the dividend is increasing.
The Nestlé share dividend is paid annually to shareholders. But before it is paid to shareholders, it must first be calculated and specified by the Board of Directors and then presented to the General Meeting of Shareholders for a vote. Only after this procedure is the dividend actually paid to the shareholders, without the latter having to request it.
Since Nestlé is a Swiss company, the rhythm of its dividend payment is an annual rhythm. This means that dividends are paid once a year to shareholders, usually in April.
Thus, in 2022, with regard to the dividend for the year 2021, shareholders received this dividend on 14 April, after an ex-dividend date of 11 April.
Of course, we do not yet know the amount of the dividend that will be paid by Nestlé next year, in 2023. This is because the dividend will only be calculated after the publication of the company's annual results and then voted on by the Board of Directors and the General Meeting of Shareholders. The amount of this dividend will therefore have to wait for the publication of these results, which will probably take place in the first quarter of 2023.
It should be remembered that the Nestlé Group generally announces the amount and the date of payment of its dividend in March of each year.
Since 1990, the Nestlé Group has paid a dividend to its shareholders every year without interruption. This means that shareholders have been receiving remuneration for holding Nestlé shares for 32 years. To better understand the profitability of this share, we now propose to discover the annual amount of this dividend as well as its year-to-year variation. Over the last 10 years.
In view of this information, we observe a rather slow evolution of Nestlé's dividend over one year. However, this progression is faster in the medium and long term. In fact, over 5 years, the dividend paid by Nestlé has increased by an average of 4.01% per year. As for its evolution over 10 years, we observe an average annual evolution of 3.68%.
The Nestlé dividend yield is the amount of the dividend divided by the stock market price of the share. At the time the dividend was issued. It is this yield that is used by shareholders to assess the real profitability of their stock.
Nestlé's 2022 dividend yielded 2.25%.
As far as Nestlé's payout policy is concerned, the company has a payout ratio of 45.38% of its profits. This means that the company retains a portion of its profits to support growth and investment.
Over the past 10 years, Nestlé Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 2.98%, which is slightly below its 2021 yield. Here is its history:
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