Becton Dickinson Dividend yield

 Price  279.45
 Dividend  3.63
 Earnings  11.00
 Cash-flow  9.28
 Book value  90.15
 Equity  86.61

Becton Dickinson is part of Health Care Equip. 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 stock dividend

Becton Dickinson paid a total dividend of 1,031 million USD last year, for a market value of 79,364 millions (Market Cap 79,091 millions). Becton Dickinson dividend per share is 3.63 USD, and his stock market price 279.45 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Becton Dickinson has a dividend yield of 1.30%, 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 stocks dividend with other Health Care Equip. and Services companies or other of the highest USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Becton Dickinson

Becton Dickinson Dividend Payout

About the ability of Becton Dickinson to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.63 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 33.00%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.34% and 23.54% 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 9.28 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.63, 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 Equip. and Services sector companies.

Becton Dickinson payout

Becton Dickinson Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Becton Dickinson's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Becton Dickinson dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Health Care Equip. and Services stocks.

Becton Dickinson stock dividend history

Becton Dickinson Stock performance

Finally, last moth Becton Dickinson showed a return of 0.30% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.07% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 10.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equip. and Services firms.

Becton Dickinson stock and market return