Do Beach Energy shares pay dividends?

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Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) shares sit among the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO)’s energy giants but does the company stack up when it comes to paying out dividends?

The $3.78 billion oil and gas explorer and producer has been paying out dividends to its shareholders for many years now. Its dividend yield, however, leaves plenty to be desired.

At the time of writing, the Beach Energy share price is trading at $1.67, 0.3% higher than its previous close.

In comparison, the ASX 200 has had a shocker, slipping 1.29% today.

Let’s take a closer look at the details of the energy company’s dividends.

The lowdown on Beach Energy’s dividends

Beach Energy shares do pay dividends. Though, the company’s dividends are small compared to those of its peers.

Over the last 12 months, Beach Energy has paid out 2 cents of dividends.

It handed investors a 1 cent dividend for the financial year 2021 and another 1 cent dividend for the first half of financial year 2022.

It’s worth noting that both dividends were fully franked. That means some shareholders might receive additional value from the payouts come tax time.

Still, at its previous closing price, Beach Energy’s stock was trading with a dividend yield of 1.2%.

For comparison, shares in fellow ASX 200 energy stock, Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) offered a dividend yield of 2.4% at Friday’s close. Meanwhile, those of Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) boasted a 5.9% yield.

Still, Beach Energy’s recent 1 cent payouts are among the highest in the company’s dividend-paying history.

There have been only a handful of times the company has paid out more than 1 cent for any six-month period — the last time being eight years ago. At the time, it handed out a final and special dividend valued at a combined 2 cents for the financial year 2014.

Beach Energy share price snapshot

The Beach Energy share price has been performing well lately.

It has gained 27% since the start of 2022. It’s also 24% higher than it was this time last year.

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