Automatic Data Proc. 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  131.12
 Dividend  2.81
 Earnings  4.15
 Cash-flow  5.70
 Book value  7.85
 Equity  8.45

Automatic Data Proc. is part of Support Services business, which is part of Industrials industry. Automatic Data Proc. is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Automatic Data Proc. paid a total dividend of 1,239 million USD last year, for a market value of 57,824 millions (Market Cap 57,662 millions). Dividend per share of Automatic Data Proc. is 2.81 USD, and his stock market price 131.12 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Automatic Data Proc. has a dividend yield of 2.14%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Automatic Data Proc. dividend yield with other Support Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Automatic Data Proc.

Automatic Data Proc. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Automatic Data Proc. to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.81 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.14%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Automatic Data Proc. payout on ernings is currently 67.71%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.41% and 38.02% respectively. Both figures show that Automatic Data Proc. 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 Automatic Data Proc. is USD 5.70 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.81, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Automatic Data Proc., compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies.

Automatic Data Proc. payout

Automatic Data Proc. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Automatic Data Proc. showed a return of -11.10% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.26% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 11.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Support Services firms.

Automatic Data Proc. stock and market return

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