Ashland Inc Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  73.98
 Dividend  1.00
 Earnings  1.33
 Cash-flow  5.87
 Book value  52.84
 Equity  53.20

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

Ashland Inc paid a total dividend of 62 million USD last year, for a market value of 4,587 millions (Market Cap 4,596 millions). Dividend per share of Ashland Inc is 1.00 USD, and his stock market price 73.98 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Ashland Inc has a dividend yield of 1.35%, 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 Ashland Inc dividend yield with other Chemicals companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Ashland Inc

Ashland Inc Dividend Payout

About the ability of Ashland Inc to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.35%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Ashland Inc payout on ernings is currently 75.19%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 39.89% and 43.65% respectively. Both figures show that Ashland Inc 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 Ashland Inc is USD 5.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Ashland Inc payout

Ashland Inc Stock performance

Finally, last moth Ashland Inc showed a return of -11.80% compared to a worldwide -7.28% average, and a -8.58% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 8.80% versus a worldwide performance of a -4.98%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Chemicals firms.

Ashland Inc stock and market return

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