Johnson & Johnson Dividend yield

 Price  177.23
 Dividend  4.24
 Earnings  9.74
 Cash-flow  8.91
 Book value  28.13
 Equity  26.11

Johnson & Johnson is part of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology business, which is part of Health Care industry. Johnson & Johnson is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Johnson & Johnson paid a total dividend of 11,164 million USD last year, for a market value of 466,647 millions (Market Cap 466,432 millions). Dividend per share of Johnson & Johnson is 4.24 USD, and his stock market price 177.23 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Johnson & Johnson has a dividend yield of 2.39%, which is lower than the amount offered by the market average , but bigger than Health Care industry. Dividend yields are similar among companies from the same industry, so it is a positive sign for the company.

In addition, you should compare Johnson & Johnson dividend yield with other Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Dividend Payout

About the ability of Johnson & Johnson to maintain his current dividend of USD 4.24 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.39%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Johnson & Johnson payout on ernings is currently 43.53%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures show that Johnson & Johnson 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 Johnson & Johnson is USD 8.91 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 4.24, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Johnson & Johnson, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Health Care industry and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sector companies.

Johnson & Johnson payout

Johnson & Johnson Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Johnson & Johnson Stock performance

Finally, last moth Johnson & Johnson showed a return of 7.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 7.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology firms.

Johnson & Johnson stock and market return