Altria Group Dividend yield

 Price  52.25
 Dividend  3.60
 Earnings  1.39
 Cash-flow  4.62
 Book value  -0.88
 Equity  0.00

Altria Group is part of Tobacco business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Altria Group is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Altria Group paid a total dividend of 6,563 million USD last year, for a market value of 95,252 millions (Market Cap 95,195 millions). Dividend per share of Altria Group is 3.60 USD, and his stock market price 52.25 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Altria Group has a dividend yield of 6.89%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Goods 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 Altria Group dividend yield with other Tobacco companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Altria Group

Altria Group Dividend Payout

About the ability of Altria Group to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.89%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Altria Group payout on ernings is currently 258.99%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.25% and 43.24% respectively. Both figures show that Altria Group 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 Altria Group is USD 4.62 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Altria Group, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Goods industry and Tobacco sector companies.

Altria Group payout

Altria Group Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Altria Group Stock performance

Finally, last moth Altria Group showed a return of 1.90% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a -2.67% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 2.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Tobacco firms.

Altria Group stock and market return