IBM Dividend yield

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   USD per share 
 Price  113.67
 Dividend  6.27
 Earnings  13.86
 Cash-flow  18.33
 Book value  19.27
 Equity  19.49

IBM is part of Software and Computer Services business, which is part of Technology industry. IBM is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

IBM paid a total dividend of 5,756 million USD last year, for a market value of 104,349 millions (Market Cap 104,278 millions). Dividend per share of IBM is 6.27 USD, and his stock market price 113.67 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, IBM has a dividend yield of 5.52%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Technology 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 IBM dividend yield with other Software and Computer Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of IBM

IBM Dividend Payout

About the ability of IBM to maintain his current dividend of USD 6.27 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.52%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). IBM payout on ernings is currently 45.24%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Technology industry, which are 40.41% and 26.12% respectively. Both figures show that IBM 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 IBM is USD 18.33 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 6.27, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of IBM, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Technology industry and Software and Computer Services sector companies.

IBM payout

IBM Stock performance

Finally, last moth IBM showed a return of -8.50% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -7.11% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -25.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Software and Computer Services firms.

IBM stock and market return

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