Pfizer Dividend yield

 Price  35.38
 Dividend  1.64
 Earnings  6.21
 Cash-flow  5.20
 Book value  16.85
 Equity  15.33

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

Pfizer stock dividend

Pfizer paid a total dividend of 9,256 million USD last year, for a market value of 199,685 millions (Market Cap 199,660 millions). Pfizer dividend per share is 1.64 USD, and his stock market price 35.38 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Pfizer has a dividend yield of 4.64%, 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 Pfizer stocks dividend with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Pfizer

Pfizer Dividend Payout

About the ability of Pfizer to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.64 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.64%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Pfizer payout on ernings is currently 26.41%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.34% and 23.54% respectively. Both figures show that Pfizer 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 Pfizer is USD 5.20 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.64, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Pfizer payout

Pfizer Dividend History

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

Pfizer stock dividend history

Pfizer Stock performance

Finally, last moth Pfizer showed a return of -1.90% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -2.07% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -21.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Pfizer stock and market return