Cisco Systems Dividend yield




   USD/share 
 Price  51.71
 Dividend  1.44
 Earnings  2.83
 Cash-flow  3.64
 Book value  8.92
 Equity  8.42

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

Cisco Systems paid a total dividend of 6,107 million USD last year, for a market value of 219,302 millions (Market Cap 219,257 millions). Dividend per share of Cisco Systems is 1.44 USD, and his stock market price 51.71 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Cisco Systems has a dividend yield of 2.78%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Technology 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 Cisco Systems dividend yield with other Technology Hardware and Equip. companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems Dividend Payout

About the ability of Cisco Systems to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.44 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.78%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Cisco Systems payout on ernings is currently 50.88%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.16% and 34.90% respectively. Both figures show that Cisco Systems 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 Cisco Systems is USD 3.64 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.44, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Cisco Systems, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Technology industry and Technology Hardware and Equip. sector companies.

Cisco Systems payout

Cisco Systems Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 
Present2.78%1.4450.88%4,241
20203.22%1.4450.88%4,241
20192.92%1.4045.31%4,281
20183.05%1.3252.80%4,530
20173.03%1.1655.24%4,952
20163.49%1.0445.02%5,032
20153.08%0.8442.00%5,086

*In millions

Cisco Systems Stock performance

Finally, last moth Cisco Systems showed a return of 15.20% compared to a worldwide 4.25% average, and a 3.79% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 31.50% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.42%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Technology Hardware and Equip. firms.

Cisco Systems stock and market return