Neste as an investment

Dividend policy

Neste's dividend policy, updated in September 2017, is to distribute at least 50% of its comparable net profit as dividend.

2018 annual dividend 2.28 EUR per share will be paid in two instalments:

1. dividend instalment, 1.14 EUR per share was paid on 11 April 2019

As the AGM held on 2 April 2019 approved the share issue without payment (share split), the second instalment will be divided between 1 old and 2 new shares so that EUR 0.38 will be paid for each share. 

2. dividend installment, 0.38 EUR per share will be paid on 11 October 2019

Dividend information from 2006-2018

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Dividend per share, € 2.28 1.70 1.30 1.00 0.65 0.65 0.38 0.35 0.35 0.25 0.80 1.00 0.90
Dividend yield, %* 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.2 4.5 3.9 4.5 2.9 2.0 7.6 4.1 3.9
Payout ratio % of comparable EPS 51 51 42 35 41 34 54 106 54 119 51 44 37

 

* Dividend yield is calculated by using closing share price of the last trading day of the year.