The TotalEnergies group is currently one of the largest French companies in the CAC 40 index and its shares pay a significant dividend. The company also offers excellent visibility to its shareholders regarding the amount and timing of these dividends. These characteristics place the TotalEnergies share in the yield category, appreciated by investors who seek passive management of their equity portfolio. On this page, you can find out what Total's current dividend is, its annual and historical yield and other information about the stock and its dividend.
Total's current dividend payment is €2.76 per share. This is the dividend that will be paid in 2022 and is based on the financial year 2021.
Previously, in 2021, the Total group paid a dividend of €2.64 per share to its shareholders on the results of 2020.
The dividend for each year is calculated on the results of the previous year. Thus, the amount of the 2022 TotalEnergies dividend corresponds to the results of the 2021 financial year.
One of the specificities of TotalEnergies is that it distributes its dividends on a quarterly basis, i.e. four times a year, as is usually the case for American shares.
Thus, in 2021, the amount of €2.64 per share was paid in four instalments of €0.66, with one payment per quarter.
Typically, the first payment is made in October of the relevant year, the second in January of the following year, the third in April and the fourth in July.
The next dividend that the Total Group plans to pay to its shareholders was announced at the beginning of 2022 and thus concerns the financial year 2021. Thanks to the rise in oil prices observed since the end of 2020, the group has decided to increase the amount of its dividend to €2.76 per share. This makes two years in a row that Total has increased its dividend.
The group continues to rely on its significant financial stability, both in terms of costs and dividend distribution. Indeed, the group maintained a high dividend during the Covid pandemic, which allowed it to increase the yield of its share during the year 2020 with a stock price that had nevertheless fallen. In the end, the share price still recovered with the rise in energy commodity prices and thus exceeded its pre-Covid level.
Here are the dates of the next Total dividends:
The Total group is one of the companies that has paid its shareholders the longest on the French market. Indeed, the group has been paying a dividend to shareholders without interruption for 22 years. Although the amount of this dividend has declined slightly in recent years, it is expected to increase in 2022. Here is the history of Total's dividend over the last 10 years:
Total's dividend growth has been slow over 5 years with an average increase of 1.34% per year and over 10 years with an average increase of 1.39% per year.
To find out the dividend yield of a share, simply divide the amount of the dividend by the share price. In most cases, the price used for this calculation is the average share price. It is therefore known that the yield of a dividend depends on the evolution of the share price as much as on the amount of the dividend.
Based on the current average share price of TotalEnergies and the amount of the dividend that has been announced by the group for 2022, the dividend yield is 5.49%. This is one of the highest dividends in the French energy market.
Over the last 10 years, the Total group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 5.9%.