STERIS plc Dividend yield

 Price  241.77
 Dividend  1.72
 Earnings  4.82
 Cash-flow  6.87
 Book value  38.38
 Equity  36.24

STERIS plc is part of Health Care Equipment and Services business, which is part of Health Care industry. STERIS plc is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

STERIS plc paid a total dividend of 172 million USD last year, for a market value of 24,177 millions (Market Cap 20,713 millions). Dividend per share of STERIS plc is 1.72 USD, and his stock market price 241.77 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, STERIS plc has a dividend yield of 0.71%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Health Care industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare STERIS plc dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of STERIS plc

STERIS plc Dividend Payout

About the ability of STERIS plc to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.72 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.71%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). STERIS plc payout on ernings is currently 35.68%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures show that STERIS plc 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 STERIS plc is USD 6.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.72, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of STERIS plc, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Health Care industry and Health Care Equipment and Services sector companies.

STERIS plc payout

STERIS plc Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

STERIS plc Stock performance

Finally, last moth STERIS plc showed a return of 0.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 26.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

STERIS plc stock and market return