Aflac Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   USD per share 
 Price  45.56
 Dividend  1.04
 Earnings  3.45
 Cash-flow  7.86
 Book value  23.98
 Equity  22.12

Aflac is part of Life Insurance business, which is part of Financials industry. Aflac is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Aflac paid a total dividend of 805 million USD last year, for a market value of 35,263 millions (Market Cap 34,750 millions). Dividend per share of Aflac is 1.04 USD, and his stock market price 45.56 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Aflac has a dividend yield of 2.28%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Aflac dividend yield with other Life Insurance companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Aflac

Aflac Dividend Payout

About the ability of Aflac to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.04 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.28%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Aflac payout on ernings is currently 30.14%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 40.41% and 45.44% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Aflaccan maintain his current dividend.

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 Aflac is USD 7.86 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.04, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Aflac, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Life Insurance sector companies.

Aflac payout

Aflac Stock performance

Finally, last moth Aflac showed a return of -0.40% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -5.58% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 3.80% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Life Insurance firms.

Aflac stock and market return

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