Airgas Inc Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  141.64
 Dividend  2.39
 Earnings  5.53
 Cash-flow  9.90
 Book value  30.14
 Equity  27.65

Airgas Inc is part of Chemicals business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. Airgas Inc is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Airgas Inc paid a total dividend of 172 million USD last year, for a market value of 10,198 millions (Market Cap 7,655 millions). Dividend per share of Airgas Inc is 2.39 USD, and his stock market price 141.64 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Airgas Inc has a dividend yield of 1.69%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Basic Materials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Airgas Inc dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Airgas Inc

Airgas Inc Dividend Payout

About the ability of Airgas Inc to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.39 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.69%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Airgas Inc payout on ernings is currently 43.22%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 39.64% and 43.77% respectively. Both figures show that Airgas Inc should not have problems to continue paying his 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 Airgas Inc is USD 9.90 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.39, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Airgas Inc, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Basic Materials industry and Chemicals sector companies.

Airgas Inc payout

Airgas Inc Stock performance

Finally, last moth Airgas Inc showed a return of 0.10% compared to a worldwide 6.66% average, and a 7.89% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 33.50% versus a worldwide performance of a -5.20%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Chemicals firms.

Airgas Inc stock and market return

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