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A Closer Look at NextEra Energy’s Dividend Profile

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NextEra Energy: Dividend stats

NextEra Energy’s (NEE) dividend growth rate of near-10% in the last five years makes it a remarkable name in the industry. In comparison, utilities’ (XLU) dividends grew 4%–6% on average during the same period. Utilities’ expected dividend growth rates are estimated to remain the same for the next few years.

As we discussed, NextEra Energy’s payout ratio of 53% is way below its peers. Dominion Resources’ (D) payout ratio in 2016 stood at 80% while Duke Energy’s (DUK) payout ratio was 83%.

NEE stats

The ratio shows how much of its earnings a company distributes to shareholders in the form of dividends.

Learn more about Duke’s dividends in Duke Energy’s Dividends: Your Outlook for 2017.

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