Verizon Comms. Dividend yield

 Price  50.94
 Dividend  2.56
 Earnings  5.72
 Cash-flow  9.43
 Book value  19.59
 Equity  17.71

Verizon Comms. is part of Fixed Line Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. Verizon Comms. is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Verizon Comms. paid a total dividend of 10,747 million USD last year, for a market value of 213,846 millions (Market Cap 213,790 millions). Dividend per share of Verizon Comms. is 2.56 USD, and his stock market price 50.94 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Verizon Comms. has a dividend yield of 5.03%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Telecommunications 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 Verizon Comms. dividend yield with other Fixed Line Telecommunications companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Verizon Comms.

Verizon Comms. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Verizon Comms. to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.56 per share, an amount that accounts for 5.03%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Verizon Comms. payout on ernings is currently 44.76%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 38.25% and 43.81% respectively. Both figures show that Verizon Comms. 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 Verizon Comms. is USD 9.43 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.56, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Verizon Comms., compared againt world market average, USA companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies.

Verizon Comms. payout

Verizon Comms. Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Verizon Comms. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Verizon Comms. showed a return of -5.10% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 2.24% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -12.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Fixed Line Telecommunications firms.

Verizon Comms. stock and market return