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.