ViacomCBS Dividend yield

 Price  37.81
 Dividend  0.96
 Earnings  7.00
 Cash-flow  1.47
 Book value  34.37
 Equity  28.34

ViacomCBS is part of Media business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. ViacomCBS is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

ViacomCBS paid a total dividend of 582 million USD last year, for a market value of 22,913 millions (Market Cap 21,997 millions). Dividend per share of ViacomCBS is 0.96 USD, and his stock market price 37.81 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, ViacomCBS has a dividend yield of 2.54%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Consumer Services industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare ViacomCBS dividend yield with other Media companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS Dividend Payout

About the ability of ViacomCBS to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.96 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.54%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). ViacomCBS payout on ernings is currently 13.71%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.25% and 25.53% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that ViacomCBScan 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 ViacomCBS is USD 1.47 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.96, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of ViacomCBS, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies.

ViacomCBS payout

ViacomCBS Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

ViacomCBS Stock performance

Finally, last moth ViacomCBS showed a return of 23.50% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.56% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -16.20% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Media firms.

ViacomCBS stock and market return