Occidental Petroleum Dividend yield

 Price  17.31
 Dividend  0.04
 Earnings  -1.06
 Cash-flow  7.87
 Book value  24.73
 Equity  24.65

Occidental Petroleum is part of Oil and Gas Producers business, which is part of Oil and Gas industry. Occidental Petroleum is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Occidental Petroleum paid a total dividend of 37 million USD last year, for a market value of 16,098 millions (Market Cap 14,485 millions). Dividend per share of Occidental Petroleum is 0.04 USD, and his stock market price 17.31 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Occidental Petroleum has a dividend yield of 0.23%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Oil and Gas industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Occidental Petroleum dividend yield with other Oil and Gas Producers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum Dividend Payout

About the ability of Occidental Petroleum to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.04 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.23%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Occidental Petroleum payout on ernings is currently -3.77%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Oil and Gas industry, which are 38.57% and 45.97% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Occidental Petroleumcan maintain his current 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 Occidental Petroleum is USD 7.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.04, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Occidental Petroleum, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Oil and Gas industry and Oil and Gas Producers sector companies.

Occidental Petroleum payout

Occidental Petroleum Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Occidental Petroleum Stock performance

Finally, last moth Occidental Petroleum showed a return of 9.80% compared to a worldwide 3.99% average, and a 5.49% of Oil and Gas firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -58.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 6.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Oil and Gas Producers firms.

Occidental Petroleum stock and market return