West Pharm Svcs Dividend yield

 Price  281.78
 Dividend  0.68
 Earnings  4.76
 Cash-flow  6.42
 Book value  25.16
 Equity  23.22

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

West Pharm Svcs paid a total dividend of 50 million USD last year, for a market value of 20,852 millions (Market Cap 20,613 millions). Dividend per share of West Pharm Svcs is 0.68 USD, and his stock market price 281.78 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, West Pharm Svcs has a dividend yield of 0.24%, 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 West Pharm Svcs dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of West Pharm Svcs

West Pharm Svcs Dividend Payout

About the ability of West Pharm Svcs to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.68 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.24%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). West Pharm Svcs payout on ernings is currently 14.29%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.17% and 28.58% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that West Pharm Svcscan 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 West Pharm Svcs is USD 6.42 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.68, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

West Pharm Svcs payout

West Pharm Svcs Dividend History

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West Pharm Svcs Stock performance

Finally, last moth West Pharm Svcs showed a return of 0.40% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 3.00% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 85.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

West Pharm Svcs stock and market return