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ESNT Essent Group dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Essent Group's last quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share was on Mar 12, 2024 (ex-date). The annualized dividend payment of $1.03 per share represents a current dividend yield of 1.83%. The latest ESNT payout of $0.28 marks a dividend growth of 12%.

Key dates

  • ESNT last dividend date: Mar 12, 2024
  • ESNT next dividend date: May 31, 2024
ESNT dividend stats
DPS
$1.03
Dividend yield
1.83%
Payout ratio
15.4%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
3.38%
Payout ratio
40.9%

Dividend yield

What is Essent Group current dividend yield

ESNT has a dividend yield of 1.83% which is below the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. Compared to its Financial Services sector average of 3.38%, Essent Group's dividend yield is 46% lower. The current dividend yield is similar to the historical average of 1.8% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is ESNT dividend payout history and dates

Essent Group has a history of paying dividends since 2019. Our records of ESNT show that the company has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 13% since one year ago. But with the stock price up by 26% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks a decrease of 10%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Mar 12, 2024 Mar 22, 2024 Feb 9, 2024 $0.28 normal
Nov 30, 2023 Dec 11, 2023 Nov 2, 2023 $0.25 normal
Aug 31, 2023 Sep 11, 2023 Aug 4, 2023 $0.25 normal
May 31, 2023 Jun 12, 2023 May 5, 2023 $0.25 normal
Mar 9, 2023 Mar 20, 2023 Feb 10, 2023 $0.25 normal
Nov 30, 2022 Dec 12, 2022 Nov 4, 2022 $0.23 normal
Aug 31, 2022 Sep 12, 2022 Aug 5, 2022 $0.22 normal
May 31, 2022 Jun 10, 2022 May 6, 2022 $0.21 normal
Mar 9, 2022 Mar 21, 2022 $0.2 normal
Nov 30, 2021 Dec 10, 2021 Nov 5, 2021 $0.19 normal
Aug 31, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Aug 6, 2021 $0.18 normal
May 28, 2021 Jun 10, 2021 May 7, 2021 $0.17 normal
Mar 9, 2021 Mar 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 $0.16 normal
Nov 30, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 $0.16 normal
Aug 28, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 $0.16 normal
Jun 1, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 May 8, 2020 $0.16 normal
Mar 9, 2020 Mar 20, 2020 Feb 14, 2020 $0.16 normal
Dec 3, 2019 Dec 16, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 $0.15 normal
Sep 3, 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 $0.15 normal

Essent Group dividend payout ratio

What is Essent Group dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

ESNT has a payout ratio of 15.4% which is higher than its peers average but lower than the Financial Services sector and the industry average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 40.9%, Essent Group's payout ratio is 62% lower.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

ESNT dividend vs peer dividends

How does ESNT dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
RDN Radian Group Inc 2.94% $0.92 24.1%
MTG Mgic Investment Corp 2.24% $0.46 17.6%
ESNT Essent Group Ltd 1.83% $1.03 15.4%
AGO Assured Guaranty Ltd 1.55% $1.18 9%
RNR Renaissancere Holdings Ltd 0.67% $1.53 3.2%

Frequently asked questions

Does Essent Group pay a dividend?

Yes, Essent Group has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. ESNT has been paying dividends since 2019.

When is Essent Group's next dividend?

ESNT's next dividend is scheduled on May 31, 2024 (ex-date).

When was ESNT's last dividend?

Essent Group's last dividend ex-date was on Mar 12, 2024. The dividend amount was $0.28 per share.

How much dividend does Essent Group pay (per share)?

ESNT has paid dividend of $1.03 per share in the last year.

What is Essent Group's dividend yield?

Essent Group's current dividend yield is 1.83%.

How often does Essent Group pay dividends?

Essent Group pays four dividends per year.

What is Essent Group's dividend payout ratio?

Essent Group's dividend payout ratio is 15.4%.

Does Essent Group pay a good dividend?

Essent Group's dividend yield is below the Financial Services sector average.