Anthem Dividend yield

 Price  491.22
 Dividend  5.11
 Earnings  26.70
 Cash-flow  34.11
 Book value  144.48
 Equity  138.34

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

Anthem paid a total dividend of 1,252 million USD last year, for a market value of 120,349 millions (Market Cap 120,165 millions). Dividend per share of Anthem is 5.11 USD, and his stock market price 491.22 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Anthem has a dividend yield of 1.04%, 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 Anthem dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Anthem

Anthem Dividend Payout

About the ability of Anthem to maintain his current dividend of USD 5.11 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.04%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Anthem payout on ernings is currently 19.14%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Anthemcan 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 Anthem is USD 34.11 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 5.11, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Anthem payout

Anthem Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Anthem Stock performance

Finally, last moth Anthem showed a return of 8.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 36.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

Anthem stock and market return