AT&T Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  28.76
 Dividend  2.08
 Earnings  3.06
 Cash-flow  6.85
 Book value  26.15
 Equity  25.71

AT&T is part of Fixed Line Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. AT&T is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

AT&T paid a total dividend of 14,820 million USD last year, for a market value of 204,915 millions (Market Cap 204,783 millions). Dividend per share of AT&T is 2.08 USD, and his stock market price 28.76 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, AT&T has a dividend yield of 7.23%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Telecommunications industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare AT&T dividend yield with other Fixed Line Telecommunications companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of AT&T

AT&T Dividend Payout

About the ability of AT&T to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.08 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.23%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). AT&T payout on ernings is currently 67.97%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 38.57% and 48.83% respectively. Both figures show that AT&T can have problems to keep with his present dividend yield.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of AT&T is USD 6.85 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.08, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of AT&T, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies.

AT&T payout

AT&T Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present7.23%2.0867.97%7,125
20195.22%2.0455.28%7,298
20187.01%2.00105.26%7,265
20175.04%1.9666.44%6,148
20164.97%1.9273.56%6,179
20155.58%1.88172.48%6,179

*In millions

AT&T Stock performance

Finally, last moth AT&T showed a return of 0.00% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a -0.24% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -26.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Fixed Line Telecommunications firms.

AT&T stock and market return