AbbVie Inc Dividend yield

 Price  162.11
 Dividend  5.64
 Earnings  10.88
 Cash-flow  12.87
 Book value  8.72
 Equity  0.00

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

AbbVie Inc paid a total dividend of 9,960 million USD last year, for a market value of 286,286 millions (Market Cap 286,075 millions). Dividend per share of AbbVie Inc is 5.64 USD, and his stock market price 162.11 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, AbbVie Inc has a dividend yield of 3.48%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Health Care 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 AbbVie Inc dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of AbbVie Inc

AbbVie Inc Dividend Payout

About the ability of AbbVie Inc to maintain his current dividend of USD 5.64 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.48%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). AbbVie Inc payout on ernings is currently 51.84%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures show that AbbVie Inc 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 AbbVie Inc is USD 12.87 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 5.64, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

AbbVie Inc payout

AbbVie Inc Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

AbbVie Inc Stock performance

Finally, last moth AbbVie Inc showed a return of 9.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 49.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

AbbVie Inc stock and market return