United Parcel Service (UPS) Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  169.99
 Dividend  4.08
 Earnings  1.95
 Cash-flow  11.56
 Book value  0.00
 Equity  2.17

United Parcel Service (UPS) is part of Industrial Transportation business, which is part of Industrials industry. United Parcel Service (UPS) is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

United Parcel Service (UPS) paid a total dividend of 2,917 million USD last year, for a market value of 121,543 millions (Market Cap 121,576 millions). Dividend per share of United Parcel Service (UPS) is 4.08 USD, and his stock market price 169.99 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, United Parcel Service (UPS) has a dividend yield of 2.40%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Industrials 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 United Parcel Service (UPS) dividend yield with other Industrial Transportation companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of United Parcel Service (UPS)

United Parcel Service (UPS) Dividend Payout

About the ability of United Parcel Service (UPS) to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.08 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.40%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). United Parcel Service (UPS) payout on ernings is currently 209.23%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.17% and 33.06% respectively. Both figures show that United Parcel Service (UPS) 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 United Parcel Service (UPS) is USD 11.56 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.08, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of United Parcel Service (UPS), compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Industrial Transportation sector companies.

United Parcel Service (UPS) payout

United Parcel Service (UPS) Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.40%4.08209.23%715
20202.40%4.0475.51%715
20193.28%3.8465.98%698
20183.73%3.6464.20%690
20172.79%3.3276.85%689
20162.69%3.1256.01%691
20152.83%2.9283.67%698

*In millions

United Parcel Service (UPS) Stock performance

Finally, last moth United Parcel Service (UPS) showed a return of 7.70% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 5.39% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 82.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Industrial Transportation firms.

United Parcel Service (UPS) stock and market return