Apple Inc. Dividend yield

 Price  174.61
 Dividend  0.87
 Earnings  5.76
 Cash-flow  6.35
 Book value  3.85
 Equity  0.00

Apple Inc. is part of Technology Hardware and Equip. business, which is part of Technology industry. Apple Inc. is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Apple Inc. paid a total dividend of 14,273 million USD last year, for a market value of 2,864,652 millions (Market Cap 2,692,180 millions). Dividend per share of Apple Inc. is 0.87 USD, and his stock market price 174.61 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Apple Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.50%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Technology industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Apple Inc. dividend yield with other Technology Hardware and Equip. companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Apple Inc. to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.87 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.50%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Apple Inc. payout on ernings is currently 15.10%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.25% and 35.85% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Apple Inc.can 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 Apple Inc. is USD 6.35 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.87, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Apple Inc., compared againt world market average, USA companies, Technology industry and Technology Hardware and Equip. sector companies.

Apple Inc. payout

Apple Inc. Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Apple Inc. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Apple Inc. showed a return of 5.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.98% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 42.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Technology Hardware and Equip. firms.

Apple Inc. stock and market return