Although Orpea did not pay a dividend to its shareholders in 2022 due to an exceptional dividend suspension, it has been paying its shareholders for many years. On this page we will tell you more about Orpea's dividend in the past, with a detailed history of the dividend, as well as the history of the dividend yield and the typical dividend payment dates.
The last dividend paid by Orpea to its shareholders was €0 per share. Indeed, in 2022, the Orpea group declared that it would not propose a dividend for the financial year 2021, following an agreement with banking partners, in order to repay a significant debt. The group has also launched an asset disposal programme worth at least 3 billion euros by the end of 2025, in order to reduce its debt.
Last year, in 2021 and for the financial year 2020, the Orpea group paid a dividend of 1.20 euros per share.
While the Orpea Group did not pay a dividend to its shareholders in 2022, it usually opts for an annual dividend payment. This means that the dividend is paid once a year to the shareholders, as is the case for most French companies listed on the stock exchange.
Most often, this dividend is paid in July to shareholders holding Orpea shares. Of course, before being paid out, this dividend must be decided by the Board of Directors and then submitted to the vote of the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting.
The ex-dividend date occurs shortly before the payment date. For example, in 2021, the ex-dividend date for the orpea dividend was 07 July and the payment date was 13 July.
At the time of writing, it is not yet possible to know whether the Orpea group will resume payment of a dividend in 2023 and for the financial year 2022. In view of the company's high level of indebtedness and the legal problems it is currently experiencing, it is likely that this payment will not be made immediately but in several years.
It is therefore necessary to wait for the official communication from Orpea's management to know when the dividend will be paid to the shareholders again.
Prior to discontinuing its dividend payment in 2022, Orpea had been paying a dividend to its shareholders every year since 2008 except in 2020 due to the pandemic. This means that for 12 years, shareholders have received the dividend amount in their account almost every year. To give you an idea of the evolution of the Orpea share dividend over time, here is its 10-year history.
The evolution of Orpea's dividend amount has therefore shown a significant increase for several years before finally being impacted by Covid's pandemic from 2020 with a first suspension, then by its debt level with another suspension in 2022.
To understand the profitability of the Orpea share, we should not base ourselves solely on the amount of its dividend, but on the yield of this share. This is obtained by dividing the amount of the dividend by the share price at the time of issue.
In 2022, the yield of the Orpea share was 0% as no dividend was paid to shareholders. In 2021, the Orpea Group's dividend showed a yield of 0.84%, which is in the low range of this sector.
In general, Orpea's payout ratio to its shareholders is relatively low due to the need for investment and debt repayment. The group prefers to keep part of its cash flow to meet its needs.
Over the last 10 years, the Orpea group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 0.94%, which is slightly above its 2021 yield. Here is its history:
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