Dividend Yields For FTSE 100

Dividend Yield Data for FTSE 100
Epic Name Sector Week Ending 27/03 Dividend Dividend Yield Dividend Cover Week Ending 27/03 P/E Rank
Financial General 37.5 0.05617136009586578 3.7 5.293717902350814 0047
Insurance 91.40000000000001 0.04452021432050658 1.5 14.98208757187085 0054
Mining 91.55439282671665 0.08280968960448323 2.55 4.001611940298507 0024
Mining 28.60835302436531 0.04378382770793589 1.5 11.98611764705882 0049
Support Services 41 0.02897526501766784 4.4 8.431889117043122 0050
Food/Beverages 46.35 0.02635769121410293 3 15.90862215360865 0028
Pharmaceuticals 218.3 0.02980204778156997 0.37 42.13188396516393 0002
Retailers 7 0.01357378320729106 3 24.8653465679677 0072
Tech/Software 44.5 0.01324404761904762 2.1 159.333676092545 0065
Insurance 30.9 0.1276859504132231 1.27 6.367509541984733 0037
Aerospace 23.2 0.04936170212765957 1.97 14.97775052557814 0025
Banks 9 0.1011008762075938 1.4 9.734223741732992 0023
House/Leisure 29.3 0.07177853993140618 2.51 5.555319264069264 0084
House/Leisure 27.2 0.006112359550561798 67.59999999999999 9.32131247460382 0059
Mining 112.659989 0.1015320737202596 1.3 6.945823857302118 0015
Oil and Gas 32.3938 0.1287000397298371 0.49 5.344830429852593 0006
Tobacco 210.4 0.08281834284589648 1.54 9.526875 0004
Real Estate/REIT 31.6975 0.08780470914127424 1.1 0 0097
Telecomms 15.4 0.1221446700507614 1.7 5.79011211750306 0031
Support Services 51.3 0.02807113543091655 2.58 18.48884690394929 0051
House/Leisure 42.8 0.02628185446730119 1.94 19.42902327704245 0048
Travel & Leisure 158.90536 0.1793919169112666 2.2 1.864452188458321 0165
Utilities 5 0.1150747986191024 0.9 13.21628532974428 0113
Pharmaceuticals 51.90784081595483 0.02442721920750815 2.17 17.49258306962025 0040
Travel & Leisure 40 0.02665778073975342 2.16 21.11375494071146 0016
Construction 75.58510153902195 0.04258315579663208 2.39 5.80824607329843 0029
Chemicals 90 0.02034358047016275 2.06 23.93062903225806 0060
Support Services 142.85 0.03036131774707758 2.6 16.90159656125268 0074
Food/Beverages 69.88 0.02878681771369722 1.91 18.37746865203762 0005
Travel & Leisure 43.9 0.07316666666666666 2.02 6.779138956947848 0119
Mining 59.54 0.2177522583476575 0.31 1.653393801965231 0087
Support Services 38.33644140398705 0.01882929342042586 2.19 26.25221744231521 0021
Support Services 168.46 0.03618127147766323 2.49 9.627067669172932 0034
Travel & Leisure 200 0.03007518796992481 1.52 27.51950978236975 0067
Pharmaceuticals 80 0.05521048999309869 1.5 19.58691264063534 0003
Mining 16.61973889930142 0.1389842691027046 2.05 5.047978871751531 0022
Electronics 16.14 0.008573705179282869 3.4 42.11439179632249 0044
Financial General 34.6 0.02428070175438597 1.5 27.29464968152866 0046
Pharmaceuticals 37.48509115692622 0.019896545200067 3.41 15.87019393336648 0077
Banks 41.56071168853297 0.08312142337706593 0.6 7.93068977007664 0001
Tobacco 206.57 0.1522816070770365 1.3 12.6406138453218 0030
Media 23.5 0.06103896103896104 2.19 19.35476810222433 0073
Travel & Leisure 97.93047217537941 0.03555935808837306 2.4 14.84569762922658 0069
Financial General 50 0.056657223796034 2.1 9.153190037529853 0113
Travel & Leisure 28.68591202986977 0.1326209525190466 3.94 1.510590200445434 0083
Support Services 105.8 0.02181443298969072 2.03 27.47772963604853 0039
Media 8 0.1266624445851805 1.74 5.457329305135952 0112
Retailers 1.72 0.004535864978902954 16.6 14.0304 0092
Chemicals 86.75 0.04098747932908103 2.7 9.771117455138663 0085
Real Estate/REIT 46.45 0.07592350441320694 1.3 0 0076
Insurance 17.57 0.104272997032641 1.74 5.519257198952879 0035
Banks 3.37 0.1049844236760125 1.04 5.984309321354083 0017
Financial General 70 0.0112540192926045 2.88 44.00666316894019 0020
Investments 0 0 n/a 0 0078
Aerospace 17.5 0.04041570438799076 2.13 18.43266253869969 0099
Indust. Engineer 5.1 0.0432753500212134 2.8 0 0058
Basic Resources 75.45105105728075 0.0600485881872509 2.06 7.343368631940471 0052
Retailers 6.77 0.03659459459459459 1.57 18.02067762830095 0079
Utilities 47.01 0.05357875541372236 1 19.48156340956341 0013
Retailers 167.5 0.04183316683316683 2.64 9.345329153605014 0064
Health 18.1 0.01928815004262575 8 9.272156862745097 0132
Retailers 0 0 n/a 0 0036
Media 19.5 0.03376623376623376 2.96 7.530999679589875 0080
Utilities 41.88 0.03824657534246576 1.4 19.08055487953273 0075
House/Leisure 235 0.1400059577003277 1.14 6.045172413793104 0062
Insurance 46.8 0.08723205964585275 1.45 8.173045460641008 0089
Mining 51.95083614717934 0.04453565036191971 2.08 14.96737369337979 0061
Insurance 38.57472312148577 0.04699649503104993 3.8 7.007800415800415 0019
House/Leisure 174.6 0.02930513595166163 2 18.7995145631068 0010
Media 45.7 0.03037554004652709 1.71 20.82608945854041 0014
Support Services 5.15 0.01145335260758368 2.8 0 0038
Media 7.2 0.01710620099786173 2.82 23.51510118306351 0093
Mining 300.79 0.09364570361145705 1.66 4.01765718067505 0011
Aerospace 11.7 0.02925 1.4 0 0041
Banks 5 0.04393673110720563 5.2 8.580641711229946 0027
Oil and Gas 147.11 0.1384955752212389 1.5 3.830963261648746 0009
Oil and Gas 147.11 0.142327786377709 1.5 33.92577389747034 0008
Insurance 23.1 0.06525423728813559 1.71 11.13736501079914 0094
Tech/Software 16.91 0.03043556515478761 1.7 22.63307630522088 0053
Retailers 11.2 0.056 2 22.05414697034809 0081
Financial General 114 0.04851063829787234 1.77 12.93898809523809 0066
Investments 3.13 0.00602502406159769 0.52 309.0231004366813 0043
Real Estate/REIT 20.7 0.029664660361135 3.8 6.682930285714286 0042
Utilities 96.05 0.04945932028836251 1.6 14.62120558882235 0075
Industrial General 16.4 0.05974499089253187 2.1 13.37775364170713 0091
Health 30.86967285738627 0.02333308606000474 2.68 17.4143385955362 0033
Industrial General 45.9 0.036 2.04 22.43760984182777 0068
Industrial General 99.08022948729624 0.04768057241929559 1.85 0 0070
Indust. Engineer 110 0.0137371214486419 2.42 26.41585277777778 0057
Utilities 92.2 0.08006947459834998 0.7 8.386096551724139 0032
Insurance 49.71 0.06584105960264901 1.03 23.06746678096871 0086
Banks 22.71545379860283 0.05087447659261552 2.9 24.38709900442478 0026
Insurance 21.6 0.1272459499263623 0.41 5.800090552369453 0088
House/Leisure 7.64 0.04186301369863014 2.66 9.030244029075805 0056
Retailers 6.75 0.0309065934065934 2.4 16.01368797141723 0018
Food/Beverages 142.76 0.03449559018968225 1.5 11.7417025417907 0007
Utilities 41.72 0.05173611111111111 1.3 14.97672773215414 0063
Telecomms 7.886349148529278 0.06309079318823423 0.6 0 0012
Travel & Leisure 99.65000000000001 0.03851207729468599 1.9 22.74707617470503 0095
Media 60 0.1052631578947368 1.31 6.588450704225352 0045

FTSE 100 Dividend Yields

The list of dividend yields above provides the yield performance of every company in the FTSE 100 index.

The data is updated from the close position of Fridays each week and is refreshed on this website weekly.

FTSE 100 Index Average Dividend Yields

What is this Data Useful for?

If you are a stock market investor and are seeking to optimise your investments for both dividend and capital returns this data is extremely useful.

It will allow you to see which companies in the FTSE 100 are paying the highest dividend yields.

The data allows you to sort the companies by highest and lowest paying dividend yields.

In addition to dividend yields we provide the dividend payout values, price earnings ratios, dividend coverages and rankings for each company.

What is a Dividend Yield?

A dividend yield is the measure of dividend income a share produces expressed as a percentage of the current share price for the given company.

Put another way, it is the percentage income return you can expected to receive from your invested share capital; it is much the same as the percentage return you receive from saving money with a savings account in a bank.

Dividends are effectively the cost of capital a company is prepared to return to a shareholder for using that capital to grow its business.

The difference between shares and savings with a bank is risk. Invested share capital is at risk of company failure, that share invested capital is not protected, whereas as savings with a bank are protected in the UK by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to a value of £85,000 per person, per institution.

You can expect to receive far higher returns from invested share capital than you can with savings with a bank. As a shareholder not only do you benefit from dividend income but you can also expect, if you invest wisely, to receive incremental growth on your share capital invested. That is the risk and reward calculation an investor takes when buying shares.

What is the FTSE 100?

The FTSE or “footsie”, as it is often pronounced, stands for The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index. The is the UK’s share index of top 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange based on the companies highest market capitalisation. Market capitalisation is calculated by multiplying the total number of shares by the present share price. It is both a measure of the number of shares traded by a company and the confidence of the market in that company, i.e. the level of the share price. The combination of those two metrics effectively provide a valuation of a company.

The FTSE 100 is home to some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world.

What do the other Metrics mean in the Data?

Within the data table you will also find dividend payout values, price earnings ratios and dividend coverage ratios for each company on the FTSE 100. These metrics are useful when used in conjunction with the dividend yield to arrive at whether a share may be worthy of further consideration and research for making an investment.

Dividend payouts are the cash value that is paid out for holding a share in a given company. These are expressed in pence, so for example, Vodafone at week ending 3rd January 2020 was prepared to payout 7.39p per share. When expressed against the share price of 147.94p on the same day this would provide a dividend yield of 4.9%.

Price earnings ratios or PE ratio. This ratio is calculated by dividing the market value per share by the earnings per share value. It is a measure of how many more times the value of earnings per share the market is prepared to pay for a share than the company is actually producing in profit. One could effectively regard this measure of how confident the market is in a share. So the higher the price earnings ratio the better the market is expecting this share to do. A low price earnings ratio could also indicate a company is under valued.

Dividend coverage ratios shows the number of multiples of profit a company has over its committed dividend level. Effectively how many times a company can cover its dividend commitment by its profits. The higher the coverage ratio the more ability the company has to cover its dividend commitment. Another way to supplement this ratio is to check how cash liquid a company is, you can do this by checking how much cash a company has on its balance sheet. Cash will always be king!

These three additional metrics add more credence and depth to the dividend ratio check. You can also supplement this data by digging deeper into the company performance on this website. For each company on the FTSE 100 my site also provides the week ending closing share price, 52 week high share price, 52 week low share price and market capitalisation value. You can find this data by clicking on the company name on the table.

How can you use the Data to get the Most out of it?

This data is a great starting point for your dividend investing research. As an investor you should be looking for value, return, acceptable risk and growth from your share investing strategy. Any investment is a balance of these measures.

To assist with and to supplement your research I also provide the dividend payment history of every FTSE 350 company for the last seven years. This is a measure of consistency of dividend payment performance. In essence, regardless of the ups and downs of the market and share prices, how often and how consistently does a company pay dividends? A great way to weed out the wheat from the chaff.

In addition I provide the average dividend yield performance of every sector of the FTSE 350. This will allow you to compare the individual dividend yield performance of your company against the sector average from which it operates from.

With regard to the forward view for dividend performance of the FTSE 100 in 2020, below is where some of the top city analysts believe this year will go. The data is based on a mixture of 2019 and 2020 actual data and forecasts.

10 Largest Contributors to FTSE 100 Dividend Growth in 2020

Source: AJ Bell

5 Largest Detractors to FTSE 100 Dividend Growth in 2020

Source: AJ Bell

Top 10 firms Forecast to have the Highest Dividend Yields in 2020

Source: AJ Bell

Top 25 Firms from the FTSE 100 Providing 10 Consecutive Increases in Annual Dividend

Source: AJ Bell

Other Considerations when Buying Shares

In addition to these numerical performance measures I recommend you consider some softer, more ephemeral aspects of your potential investments

How moated is the company’s offering?

This means to see how protected the offering of the company is. Is it unique and without competition? Can the company sustain this position in the medium term.

Examples of this could be patented technology which is in high demand. Apple are a great example of this.

It could be exclusive mining or drilling rights to areas with rich resources, Rio Tinto are a good example of this kind of competitive moat.

How sustainable is the business model?

This aspect considers the ability for a business to maintain and adapt its competitive advantage and innovation level.

A good example of this relates to the global economy. It is at a pivot point into new technologies currently, moving away from carbon producing technology to low carbon technology.

Many businesses are exposed this shift, for example oil companies, car manufacturers and manufacturers generally.

If some of your potential investments are in this sphere, consider the robustness of their plans to mitigate the effects of this change on their business. What are they doing to innovate and how fast are they doing it?

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