Bristol Myers Squibb Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  51.98
 Dividend  1.60
 Earnings  2.50
 Cash-flow  3.23
 Book value  7.22
 Equity  8.53

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 paid a total dividend of 2,616 million USD last year, for a market value of 84,987 millions (Market Cap 84,885 millions). Dividend per share of Bristol Myers Squibb is 1.60 USD, and his stock market price 51.98 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Bristol Myers Squibb has a dividend yield of 3.08%, 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 dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from USA.

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 1.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.08%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Bristol Myers Squibb payout on ernings is currently 64.00%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 40.41% and 28.58% respectively. Both figures show that Bristol Myers Squibb 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 Bristol Myers Squibb is USD 3.23 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.60, 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 Stock performance

Finally, last moth Bristol Myers Squibb showed a return of -2.80% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -7.73% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -15.20% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Bristol Myers Squibb stock and market return

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