Hershey Company Dividend yield

 Price  216.63
 Dividend  3.60
 Earnings  7.68
 Cash-flow  10.52
 Book value  13.89
 Equity  12.53

Hershey Company is part of Food Producers business, which is part of Consumer Goods industry. Hershey Company is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Hershey Company paid a total dividend of 526 million USD last year, for a market value of 31,628 millions (Market Cap 31,631 millions). Dividend per share of Hershey Company is 3.60 USD, and his stock market price 216.63 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Hershey Company has a dividend yield of 1.66%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Goods industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Hershey Company dividend yield with other Food Producers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Hershey Company

Hershey Company Dividend Payout

About the ability of Hershey Company to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.60 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.66%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Hershey Company payout on ernings is currently 46.88%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 38.25% and 43.24% respectively. Both figures show that Hershey Company 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 Hershey Company is USD 10.52 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.60, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Hershey Company, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Goods industry and Food Producers sector companies.

Hershey Company payout

Hershey Company Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Hershey Company Stock performance

Finally, last moth Hershey Company showed a return of 7.10% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a -2.67% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 37.00% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Food Producers firms.

Hershey Company stock and market return