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WTRG Essential Utilities Inc Dividend

Essential Utilities's last quarterly dividend was on Nov 10, 2021 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.268 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $1.04 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 2.2% based on its recent close price.

WTRG next dividend date: Not announced

WTRG
DPS
$1.04
Dividend yield
2.2%
Payout ratio
62.9%
Utilities sector
Dividend yield
3.29%
Payout ratio
69.3%

Dividend yield

WTRG has a dividend yield of 2.2% which is higher than the industry average but lower than the Utilities sector average.

Dividend history

Essential Utilities has been paying dividends since 1994. WTRG has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 7% since one year ago. And with the stock price up by 1.1% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 6%.

Recent dividends

Declared on Ex-date Payment date Amount Type
Oct 27, 2021 Nov 10, 2021 Dec 1, 2021 $0.268 normal
Jul 2, 2021 Aug 12, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 $0.268 normal
Apr 14, 2021 May 13, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 $0.251 normal
Jan 27, 2021 Feb 11, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 $0.251 normal
Oct 21, 2020 Nov 12, 2020 Dec 1, 2020 $0.251 normal
Aug 4, 2020 Aug 13, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 $0.251 normal
Apr 2, 2020 May 14, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 $0.234 normal
Jan 31, 2020 Feb 13, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 $0.234 normal
Oct 31, 2019 Nov 14, 2019 Dec 1, 2019 $0.234 normal
Jul 25, 2019 Aug 15, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 $0.234 normal
May 2, 2019 May 16, 2019 Jun 1, 2019 $0.219 normal
Feb 4, 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 $0.219 normal
Nov 2, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 $0.219 normal
Jul 20, 2018 Aug 16, 2018 Sep 1, 2018 $0.219 normal
Apr 25, 2018 May 17, 2018 Jun 1, 2018 $0.205 normal
Feb 5, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Mar 1, 2018 $0.205 normal
Oct 26, 2017 Nov 16, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 $0.205 normal
Aug 1, 2017 Aug 14, 2017 Sep 1, 2017 $0.205 normal
May 3, 2017 May 15, 2017 Jun 1, 2017 $0.191 normal
Feb 3, 2017 Feb 13, 2017 Mar 1, 2017 $0.191 normal
Nov 2, 2016 Nov 14, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 $0.191 normal
Aug 2, 2016 Aug 16, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $0.191 normal
Apr 15, 2016 May 11, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 $0.178 normal
Feb 1, 2016 Feb 10, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 $0.178 normal

Dividend payouts

Payout ratio

WTRG has a payout ratio of 62.9% which is higher than the industry average but lower than the Utilities sector average.

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