Becton Dickinson Dividend yield

 Price  266.00
 Dividend  3.48
 Earnings  11.88
 Cash-flow  16.22
 Book value  83.13
 Equity  82.50

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 999 million USD last year, for a market value of 76,342 millions (Market Cap 75,815 millions). Dividend per share of Becton Dickinson is 3.48 USD, and his stock market price 266.00 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Becton Dickinson has a dividend yield of 1.31%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Health Care industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

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 3.48 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.31%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Becton Dickinson payout on ernings is currently 29.29%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures show that Becton Dickinson is in a good position to keep maintaining his 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 Becton Dickinson is USD 16.22 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.48, 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 Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Becton Dickinson Stock performance

Finally, last moth Becton Dickinson showed a return of -1.90% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 9.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. 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