HP Dividend yield

 Price  31.75
 Dividend  0.77
 Earnings  2.30
 Cash-flow  3.34
 Book value  -1.73
 Equity  0.00

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

HP paid a total dividend of 993 million USD last year, for a market value of 40,958 millions (Market Cap 40,869 millions). Dividend per share of HP is 0.77 USD, and his stock market price 31.75 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, HP has a dividend yield of 2.44%, 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 HP dividend yield with other Technology Hardware and Equip. companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of HP

HP Dividend Payout

About the ability of HP to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.77 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.44%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). HP payout on ernings is currently 33.48%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Technology industry, which are 38.17% and 35.02% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that HPcan 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 HP is USD 3.34 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.77, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

HP payout

HP Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

HP Stock performance

Finally, last moth HP showed a return of 9.60% compared to a worldwide 4.24% average, and a 3.70% of Technology firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 82.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 53.49%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Technology Hardware and Equip. firms.

HP stock and market return