Schneider Electric stock is considered by most stock market investors to be a yield stock in that it pays a dividend every year and has done so for many years. If you are interested in this publicly traded company's stock, this page will show you the amount of its dividend as well as its current yield and recent history.
The last dividend paid by Schneider Electric to its shareholders was the 2022 dividend for the year 2021, which amounted to €2.90 per share. This amount was paid directly into the shareholders' account in May 2022.
In the previous year, 2021, Schneider Electric paid a dividend of €2.60 per share to its shareholders for the year 2020.
Before being paid to shareholders, Schneider Electric's dividend must first be approved by the Board of Directors and then confirmed by the annual shareholder vote at the Annual General Meeting. The dividend paid each year corresponds to the dividends calculated for the previous year.
For Schneider Electric, the dividend is paid once a year to shareholders, usually in May, with an ex-dividend date shortly before.
This concerns the dividend paid to shareholders in 2022. The ex-dividend date was 17 May and the payment date was 19 May 2022.
Today, it is of course not yet possible to know the amount of the next dividend planned for Schneider Electric shares.
Indeed, before being decided, this amount must be based on the financial results obtained by the company during the previous year. It is then calculated by the Board of Directors and proposed to the shareholders for approval.
Generally, Schneider Electric publishes its annual results in the first quarter of each year and announces the amount of its dividend at the same time. We will have to wait until the beginning of 2023 to know the next dividend amount.
Schneider Electric has been paying a dividend to its shareholders every year without interruption for almost 23 years, since 1999. It is interesting to study the evolution of the amount of this dividend from year to year thanks to the history that we propose you to discover now.
This 10 year history of the Schneider Electric dividend shows us a very rapid increase in the short term and rapid increase in the long term. In fact, in one year, the dividend has increased by 11.54%. The average of its evolution over 5 years was 7.29% per year and over 10 years 5.49% per year.
Of course, in order to know the profitability of the Schneider Electric share as a stock market investor, you must first of all be interested in the yield of this share and not in the amount of its dividend. Remember that the yield of a share is the amount of the dividend divided by the amount of the share price at the time of issue.
Schneider Electric's 2022 dividend yield was 2.27%, which is average for the industry.
Another interesting element to consider before buying Schneider Electric shares is the company's payout ratio. This is currently 51.97%, which means that the company retains a portion of its profits for investment purposes while paying out more than half to its shareholders.
Over the past 10 years, Schneider Electric has paid a dividend with an average yield of 3.27%, which is above its 2022 yield. Here is its history:
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