AstraZeneca Dividend yield

 Price  89.58
 Dividend  2.02
 Earnings  2.60
 Cash-flow  2.42
 Book value  7.40
 Equity  6.90

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 3,127 million GBP last year, for a market value of 138,670 millions (Market Cap 138,557 millions). Dividend per share of AstraZeneca is 2.02 GBP, and his stock market price 89.58 GBP.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, AstraZeneca has a dividend yield of 2.26%, 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 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 2.02 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.26%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). AstraZeneca payout on ernings is currently 77.69%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 39.27% and 31.37% 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 2.42 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of GBP 2.02, 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 5.20% compared to a worldwide -1.34% average, and a -3.37% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 5.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 31.65%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for UK and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

AstraZeneca stock and market return