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NRG Nrg Energy dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Nrg Energy's last quarterly dividend payment of $0.35 per share was made to shareholders on record before Jul 29, 2022. The dividend payment stands at $1.38 per share annually, which equates to a dividend yield of 3.59%.

Key dates

  • NRG last dividend date: Jul 29, 2022
  • NRG next dividend date: Not announced
NRG dividend stats
DPS
$1.38
Dividend yield
3.59%
Payout ratio
9.7%
vs. Utilities sector
Dividend yield
3.36%
Payout ratio
63.5%

Dividend yield

What is Nrg Energy current dividend yield

NRG has a dividend yield of 3.59% which is above the Utilities sector average but below its peers average. If we compare it with its Utilities sector average of 3.36%, Nrg Energy's dividend yield is 7% higher. Historically NRG's dividend yield has averaged at 1.8% in the last 5 years, which is less than the current yield.

Dividend history

What is NRG dividend payout history and dates

Nrg Energy has been paying dividends for the last ten years. According to our records NRG has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 8% since one year ago. And with the stock price down by 6% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 14%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Jul 29, 2022 Aug 15, 2022 Jul 20, 2022 $0.35 normal
Apr 29, 2022 May 16, 2022 Apr 20, 2022 $0.35 normal
Jan 31, 2022 Feb 15, 2022 Jan 21, 2022 $0.35 normal
Oct 29, 2021 Nov 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021 $0.325 normal
Jul 30, 2021 Aug 16, 2021 Jul 20, 2021 $0.325 normal
Apr 30, 2021 May 17, 2021 Apr 19, 2021 $0.325 normal
Jan 29, 2021 Feb 16, 2021 Jan 21, 2021 $0.325 normal
Oct 30, 2020 Nov 16, 2020 Oct 23, 2020 $0.3 normal
Jul 31, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Jul 17, 2020 $0.3 normal
Apr 30, 2020 May 15, 2020 Apr 15, 2020 $0.3 normal
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 18, 2020 Jan 21, 2020 $0.3 normal
Oct 31, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 $0.03 normal
Jul 31, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 Jul 19, 2019 $0.03 normal
Apr 30, 2019 May 15, 2019 Apr 8, 2019 $0.03 normal
Jan 31, 2019 Feb 15, 2019 Jan 23, 2019 $0.03 normal
Oct 31, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Oct 17, 2018 $0.03 normal
Jul 31, 2018 Aug 15, 2018 Jul 18, 2018 $0.03 normal
Apr 30, 2018 May 15, 2018 Apr 19, 2018 $0.03 normal
Jan 31, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Jan 19, 2018 $0.03 normal
Oct 31, 2017 Nov 15, 2017 Oct 18, 2017 $0.03 normal
Jul 28, 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 $0.03 normal
Apr 27, 2017 May 15, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 $0.03 normal
Jan 30, 2017 Feb 15, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 $0.03 normal
Oct 28, 2016 Nov 15, 2016 Oct 19, 2016 $0.03 normal
Jul 28, 2016 Aug 15, 2016 $0.03 normal
Apr 28, 2016 May 16, 2016 Apr 18, 2016 $0.03 normal
Jan 28, 2016 Feb 16, 2016 Jan 18, 2016 $0.145 normal
Oct 29, 2015 Nov 16, 2015 Oct 12, 2015 $0.145 normal

Nrg Energy dividend payout ratio

What is Nrg Energy dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

NRG has a payout ratio of 9.7% which is lower than the Utilities sector and its peers average. If we compare it with the Utilities sector average of 63.5%, Nrg Energy's payout ratio is 85% lower.

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

NRG dividend vs peer dividends

How does NRG dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
EIX Edison International 4.95% $2.8 210.5%
OGE Oge Energy Corp 4.5% $1.64 35.5%
DUK Duke Energy CORP 4.26% $3.96 80%
ETR Entergy Corp 4.01% $4.04 66.4%
SO Southern Co 3.94% $2.68 94%
EXC Exelon Corp 3.73% $1.4 51.5%
NRG Nrg Energy Inc 3.59% $1.38 9.7%
SRE Sempra Energy 3.02% $4.54 125.6%
AES Aes Corp 2.77% $0.63 N/A
NEE Nextera Energy Inc 2.12% $1.66 126.7%

Frequently asked questions

Does Nrg Energy pay a dividend?

Yes, Nrg Energy has been paying dividends for the last ten years.

When is Nrg Energy's next dividend?

NRG hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, however if we take into account its recent dividend frequency, it is likely that its next dividend will be in October 2022.

When was NRG's last dividend?

Nrg Energy's last regular dividend was on Jul 29, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.35 per share.

How much dividend does Nrg Energy pay (per share)?

NRG's annualized dividend per share is $1.38.

What is Nrg Energy's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Nrg Energy is 3.59%.

How often does Nrg Energy pay dividends?

Nrg Energy pays dividends quarterly.

What is Nrg Energy's dividend payout ratio?

Nrg Energy's dividend payout ratio is 9.7%.

Does Nrg Energy pay a good dividend?

Nrg Energy's dividend yield is more than the Utilities sector average.