Abbott Laboratories Dividend yield

 Price  118.36
 Dividend  1.88
 Earnings  5.12
 Cash-flow  5.92
 Book value  20.06
 Equity  19.25

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

Abbott Laboratories paid a total dividend of 3,341 million USD last year, for a market value of 210,326 millions (Market Cap 205,346 millions). Dividend per share of Abbott Laboratories is 1.88 USD, and his stock market price 118.36 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Abbott Laboratories has a dividend yield of 1.59%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Health Care 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 Abbott Laboratories dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories Dividend Payout

About the ability of Abbott Laboratories to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.88 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.59%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Abbott Laboratories payout on ernings is currently 36.72%, which is lower than the market average, but higher than companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures show that Abbott Laboratories is in a good position to keep maintaining his 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 Abbott Laboratories is USD 5.92 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.88, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Abbott Laboratories payout

Abbott Laboratories Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Abbott Laboratories Stock performance

Finally, last moth Abbott Laboratories showed a return of -1.90% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -1.20% 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.

Abbott Laboratories stock and market return