International Paper Dividend yield

 Price  34.92
 Dividend  1.85
 Earnings  4.48
 Cash-flow  6.24
 Book value  24.94
 Equity  25.45

International Paper is part of Forestry and Paper business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. International Paper is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

International Paper stock dividend

International Paper paid a total dividend of 642 million USD last year, for a market value of 12,117 millions (Market Cap 12,068 millions). International Paper dividend per share is 1.85 USD, and his stock market price 34.92 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, International Paper has a dividend yield of 5.30%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Basic Materials 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 International Paper stocks dividend with other Forestry and Paper companies or other of the best USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of International Paper

International Paper Dividend Payout

About the ability of International Paper to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.85 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.30%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). International Paper payout on ernings is currently 41.29%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 39.34% and 38.07% respectively. Both figures show that International Paper 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 International Paper is USD 6.24 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.85, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of International Paper, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Basic Materials industry and Forestry and Paper sector companies.

International Paper payout

International Paper Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of International Paper'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 International Paper dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Forestry and Paper stocks.

International Paper stock dividend history

International Paper Stock performance

Finally, last moth International Paper showed a return of -3.20% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.66% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -16.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Forestry and Paper firms.

International Paper stock and market return