Hershey Company Dividend yield

 Price  214.86
 Dividend  4.77
 Earnings  8.59
 Cash-flow  11.61
 Book value  16.53
 Equity  15.10

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 stock dividend

Hershey Company paid a total dividend of 701 million USD last year, for a market value of 31,584 millions (Market Cap 31,596 millions). Hershey Company dividend per share is 4.77 USD, and his stock market price 214.86 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Hershey Company has a dividend yield of 2.22%, 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 stocks dividend with other Food Producers companies or other of the highest USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Hershey Company

Hershey Company Dividend Payout

About the ability of Hershey Company to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.77 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.22%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Hershey Company payout on ernings is currently 55.53%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Goods industry, which are 39.34% and 40.18% 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 11.61 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.77, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Hershey Company payout

Hershey Company Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Hershey Company's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Hershey Company dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Food Producers stocks.

Hershey Company stock dividend history

Hershey Company Stock performance

Finally, last moth Hershey Company showed a return of -7.10% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -1.86% of Consumer Goods firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -4.40% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Food Producers firms.

Hershey Company stock and market return