Applied Materials Dividend yield

 Price  131.80
 Dividend  0.96
 Earnings  6.69
 Cash-flow  6.13
 Book value  13.73
 Equity  12.87

Applied Materials is part of Technology Hardware and Equip. business, which is part of Technology industry. Applied Materials is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Applied Materials paid a total dividend of 853 million USD last year, for a market value of 117,170 millions (Market Cap 116,685 millions). Dividend per share of Applied Materials is 0.96 USD, and his stock market price 131.80 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Applied Materials has a dividend yield of 0.73%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Technology industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Applied Materials dividend yield with other Technology Hardware and Equip. companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Applied Materials

Applied Materials Dividend Payout

About the ability of Applied Materials to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.96 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.73%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Applied Materials payout on ernings is currently 14.35%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.25% and 35.85% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Applied Materialscan 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 Applied Materials is USD 6.13 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 Applied Materials, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Technology industry and Technology Hardware and Equip. sector companies.

Applied Materials payout

Applied Materials Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Applied Materials Stock performance

Finally, last moth Applied Materials showed a return of -1.80% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.98% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -1.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Technology Hardware and Equip. firms.

Applied Materials stock and market return