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WTRG Essential Utilities dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Essential Utilities's last quarterly dividend was on Aug 11, 2022 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.287 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $1.09 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 2.64% based on its recent close price. The latest dividend marks an increase of $0.02, or 7% from the previous dividend.

Key dates

  • WTRG last dividend date: Aug 11, 2022
  • WTRG next dividend date: Not announced
WTRG dividend stats
DPS
$1.09
Dividend yield
2.64%
Payout ratio
63.8%
vs. Utilities sector
Dividend yield
3.36%
Payout ratio
63.5%

Dividend yield

What is Essential Utilities current dividend yield

WTRG has a dividend yield of 2.64% which is higher than the industry average but lower than the Utilities sector average. In comparison with the Utilities sector average of 3.36%, Essential Utilities's dividend yield is 21% lower. Historically WTRG's dividend yield has averaged at 2.2% in the last 5 years, which is lower than the current one.

Dividend history

What is WTRG dividend payout history and dates

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 down by 11% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 20%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 11, 2022 Sep 1, 2022 Aug 2, 2022 $0.287 normal
May 12, 2022 Jun 1, 2022 Mar 21, 2022 $0.268 normal
Feb 10, 2022 Mar 1, 2022 Feb 1, 2022 $0.268 normal
Nov 10, 2021 Dec 1, 2021 Oct 27, 2021 $0.268 normal
Aug 12, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 Jul 2, 2021 $0.268 normal
May 13, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 Apr 14, 2021 $0.251 normal
Feb 11, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Jan 27, 2021 $0.251 normal
Nov 12, 2020 Dec 1, 2020 Oct 21, 2020 $0.251 normal
Aug 13, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 Aug 4, 2020 $0.251 normal
May 14, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Apr 2, 2020 $0.234 normal
Feb 13, 2020 Mar 1, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 $0.234 normal
Nov 14, 2019 Dec 1, 2019 Oct 31, 2019 $0.234 normal
Aug 15, 2019 Sep 1, 2019 Jul 25, 2019 $0.234 normal
May 16, 2019 Jun 1, 2019 May 2, 2019 $0.219 normal
Feb 14, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 Feb 4, 2019 $0.219 normal
Nov 15, 2018 Dec 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 $0.219 normal
Aug 16, 2018 Sep 1, 2018 Jul 20, 2018 $0.219 normal
May 17, 2018 Jun 1, 2018 Apr 25, 2018 $0.205 normal
Feb 15, 2018 Mar 1, 2018 Feb 5, 2018 $0.205 normal
Nov 16, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 Oct 26, 2017 $0.205 normal
Aug 14, 2017 Sep 1, 2017 Aug 1, 2017 $0.205 normal
May 15, 2017 Jun 1, 2017 May 3, 2017 $0.191 normal
Feb 13, 2017 Mar 1, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 $0.191 normal
Nov 14, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 Nov 2, 2016 $0.191 normal
Aug 16, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 Aug 2, 2016 $0.191 normal
May 11, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 $0.178 normal
Feb 10, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 Feb 1, 2016 $0.178 normal

Essential Utilities dividend payout ratio

What is Essential Utilities dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

WTRG has a payout ratio of 63.8% which is higher than the Utilities sector and the industry average. But if we consider the Utilities sector average of 63.5%, Essential Utilities's payout ratio is only 0.5% higher.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Essential Utilities pay a dividend?

Yes, Essential Utilities has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. WTRG has been paying dividends since 1994.

When is Essential Utilities's next dividend?

Currently WTRG's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in November 2022.

When was WTRG's last dividend?

Essential Utilities's last dividend ex-date was on Aug 11, 2022. The dividend amount was $0.287 per share.

How much dividend does Essential Utilities pay (per share)?

WTRG has paid dividend of $1.09 per share in the last year.

What is Essential Utilities's dividend yield?

Essential Utilities's current dividend yield is 2.64%.

How often does Essential Utilities pay dividends?

Essential Utilities pays dividends quarterly.

What is Essential Utilities's dividend payout ratio?

Essential Utilities's dividend payout ratio is 63.8%.

Does Essential Utilities pay a good dividend?

Essential Utilities's dividend yield is lower than the Utilities sector average.