AstraZeneca Dividend yield

 Price  72.47
 Dividend  2.07
 Earnings  3.06
 Cash-flow  2.85
 Book value  8.73
 Equity  8.12

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

AstraZeneca paid a total dividend of 2,716 million GBP last year, for a market value of 95,081 millions (Market Cap 95,079 millions). Dividend per share of AstraZeneca is 2.07 GBP, and his stock market price 72.47 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, AstraZeneca has a dividend yield of 2.86%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from UK. 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 AstraZeneca dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from UK.

Dividend yield of AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca Dividend Payout

About the ability of AstraZeneca to maintain his current dividend of GBP 2.07 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.86%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). AstraZeneca payout on ernings is currently 67.65%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.17% and 28.58% respectively. Both figures show that AstraZeneca 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 AstraZeneca is GBP 2.85 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 2.07, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

AstraZeneca payout

AstraZeneca Dividend History

Year Yield  GBP  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

AstraZeneca Stock performance

Finally, last moth AstraZeneca showed a return of 4.30% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 3.00% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 0.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

AstraZeneca stock and market return