Becton Dickinson 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  230.50
 Dividend  3.00
 Earnings  5.85
 Cash-flow  9.52
 Book value  48.02
 Equity  38.49

Becton Dickinson is part of Health Care Equipment and Services business, which is part of Health Care industry. Becton Dickinson is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Becton Dickinson paid a total dividend of 801 million USD last year, for a market value of 61,544 millions (Market Cap 60,959 millions). Dividend per share of Becton Dickinson is 3.00 USD, and his stock market price 230.50 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Becton Dickinson has a dividend yield of 1.30%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Health Care industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Becton Dickinson dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Becton Dickinson

Becton Dickinson Dividend Payout

About the ability of Becton Dickinson to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.00 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.30%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Becton Dickinson payout on ernings is currently 51.28%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.89% and 26.06% respectively. Both figures show that Becton Dickinson 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 Becton Dickinson is USD 9.52 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.00, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Becton Dickinson, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Health Care industry and Health Care Equipment and Services sector companies.

Becton Dickinson payout

Becton Dickinson Stock performance

Finally, last moth Becton Dickinson showed a return of -11.70% compared to a worldwide -7.28% average, and a -8.04% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 10.50% versus a worldwide performance of a -4.98%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

Becton Dickinson stock and market return

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