Xcel Energy, Inc. : XEL-US: Dividend Analysis : December 27th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 15, 2017

Our analysis is based on comparing Xcel Energy, Inc. with the following peers – PG&E Corporation, WEC Energy Group Inc, Alliant Energy Corp, Duke Energy Corporation, PNM Resources, Inc., PPL Corporation, DTE Energy Company, Avista Corporation, CMS Energy Corporation and IDACORP, Inc. (PCG-US, WEC-US, LNT-US, DUK-US, PNM-US, PPL-US, DTE-US, AVA-US, CMS-US and IDA-US).

Xcel Energy, Inc.’s dividend yield is 3.26 percent and its dividend payout is 61.54 percent. This compares to a peer median dividend yield of 3.18 percent and a payout level of 63.95 percent. This relatively higher dividend yield and lower payout ratio makes the company a good candidate for dividend investors looking at this peer group. The downside is the company’s relatively low dividend quality score of NA out of a possible score of 100.

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Dividend Quality Overview

XEL-US did not pay a cash dividend to the common stock over the last twelve months prior to December 31, 2016 or insufficient data about the dividends.

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Dividend History

Item 2012-12-31 2013-12-31 2014-12-31 2015-12-31 2016-12-31 Latest
Dividend Yield (%) 3.73 3.69 3.09 3.33 N/A 3.26
Dividend Payout (%) 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A

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Company Profile

Xcel Energy, Inc. operates as a holding company, which engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas business through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Regulated Electric Utility, Regulated Natural Gas Utility and All Others. The Regulated Electric Utility segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity primarily in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. In addition, this segment includes sales for resale and provides wholesale transmission service to various entities in the United States. It also includes commodity trading operations. The Regulated Natural Gas Utility segment transports, stores, and distributes natural gas primarily in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan and Colorado. The All Others segment primarily includes steam, appliance repair services, nonutility real estate activities, processing solid waste into refuse-derived fuel and investments in rental housing projects that qualify for low-income housing tax credits. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

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