Shire 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
   GBP per share 
 Price  46.81
 Dividend  0.26
 Earnings  3.04
 Cash-flow  3.57
 Book value  29.26
 Equity  27.64

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

Shire paid a total dividend of 238 million GBP last year, for a market value of 42,784 millions (Market Cap 41,921 millions). Dividend per share of Shire is 0.26 GBP, and his stock market price 46.81 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Shire has a dividend yield of 0.55%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. 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 Shire dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of Shire

Shire Dividend Payout

About the ability of Shire to maintain his current dividend of GBP 0.26 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.55%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Shire payout on ernings is currently 8.55%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.89% and 26.06% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Shirecan 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 Shire is GBP 3.57 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 0.26, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Shire payout

Shire Stock performance

Finally, last moth Shire showed a return of 1.20% compared to a worldwide -7.28% average, and a -8.04% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 25.80% versus a worldwide performance of a -4.98%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Shire stock and market return

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