Bristol Myers Squibb Dividend yield

 Price  64.44
 Dividend  2.28
 Earnings  7.49
 Cash-flow  6.14
 Book value  14.65
 Equity  15.77

Bristol Myers Squibb is part of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology business, which is part of Health Care industry. Bristol Myers Squibb is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Bristol Myers Squibb stock dividend

Bristol Myers Squibb paid a total dividend of 4,854 million USD last year, for a market value of 137,193 millions (Market Cap 137,103 millions). Bristol Myers Squibb dividend per share is 2.28 USD, and his stock market price 64.44 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Bristol Myers Squibb has a dividend yield of 3.54%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Health Care industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Bristol Myers Squibb stocks dividend with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or other of the highest USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb Dividend Payout

About the ability of Bristol Myers Squibb to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.28 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.54%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Bristol Myers Squibb payout on ernings is currently 30.44%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.87% and 21.91% respectively. Both figures show that Bristol Myers Squibb 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 Bristol Myers Squibb is USD 6.14 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.28, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Bristol Myers Squibb, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Health Care industry and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sector companies.

Bristol Myers Squibb payout

Bristol Myers Squibb Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Bristol Myers Squibb'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 Bristol Myers Squibb dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology stocks.

Bristol Myers Squibb stock dividend history

Bristol Myers Squibb Stock performance

Finally, last moth Bristol Myers Squibb showed a return of -3.50% compared to a worldwide -2.16% average, and a -3.16% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -14.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 0.43%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Bristol Myers Squibb stock and market return