International Paper Dividend yield

 Price  46.15
 Dividend  1.85
 Earnings  4.62
 Cash-flow  5.24
 Book value  23.08
 Equity  21.79

International Paper is part of Forestry and Paper business, which is part of Basic Materials industry. International Paper is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

International Paper paid a total dividend of 716 million USD last year, for a market value of 17,860 millions (Market Cap 17,816 millions). Dividend per share of International Paper is 1.85 USD, and his stock market price 46.15 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, International Paper has a dividend yield of 4.01%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Basic Materials 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 International Paper dividend yield with other Forestry and Paper companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of International Paper

International Paper Dividend Payout

About the ability of International Paper to maintain his current dividend of USD 1.85 per share, an amount that accounts for 4.01%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). International Paper payout on ernings is currently 40.04%, which is higher than the market average, but lower than companies of Basic Materials industry, which are 38.25% and 40.37% respectively. Both figures show that International Paper should not have problems to continue paying his 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 International Paper is USD 5.24 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 1.85, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of International Paper, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Basic Materials industry and Forestry and Paper sector companies.

International Paper payout

International Paper Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

International Paper Stock performance

Finally, last moth International Paper showed a return of 6.00% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 3.95% of Basic Materials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -9.90% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Forestry and Paper firms.

International Paper stock and market return