Automatic Data Proc. Dividend yield

 Price  188.47
 Dividend  3.71
 Earnings  6.39
 Cash-flow  7.03
 Book value  13.37
 Equity  12.96

Automatic Data Proc. is part of Support Services business, which is part of Industrials industry. Automatic Data Proc. is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Automatic Data Proc. paid a total dividend of 1,595 million USD last year, for a market value of 81,042 millions (Market Cap 80,863 millions). Dividend per share of Automatic Data Proc. is 3.71 USD, and his stock market price 188.47 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Automatic Data Proc. has a dividend yield of 1.97%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Industrials 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 Automatic Data Proc. dividend yield with other Support Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Automatic Data Proc.

Automatic Data Proc. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Automatic Data Proc. to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.71 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.97%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Automatic Data Proc. payout on ernings is currently 58.06%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Industrials industry, which are 38.17% and 33.06% respectively. Both figures show that Automatic Data Proc. 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 Automatic Data Proc. is USD 7.03 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.71, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Automatic Data Proc., compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Support Services sector companies.

Automatic Data Proc. payout

Automatic Data Proc. Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Automatic Data Proc. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Automatic Data Proc. showed a return of 8.30% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 5.39% of Industrials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 37.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Support Services firms.

Automatic Data Proc. stock and market return