Pfizer Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   USD per share 
 Price  37.79
 Dividend  1.52
 Earnings  3.70
 Cash-flow  2.26
 Book value  11.45
 Equity  11.38

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 paid a total dividend of 8,444 million USD last year, for a market value of 209,923 millions (Market Cap 209,839 millions). Dividend per share of Pfizer is 1.52 USD, and his stock market price 37.79 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Pfizer has a dividend yield of 4.02%, 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 dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Pfizer

Pfizer Dividend Payout

About the ability of Pfizer to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.52 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.02%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Pfizer payout on ernings is currently 41.08%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 37.73% and 28.20% respectively. Both figures show that Pfizer 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 Pfizer is USD 2.26 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.52, 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 Stock performance

Finally, last moth Pfizer showed a return of -1.80% compared to a worldwide 4.36% average, and a 1.66% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 6.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 2.13%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Pfizer stock and market return

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