Unitedhealth Group Dividend yield

 Price  509.97
 Dividend  5.81
 Earnings  20.56
 Cash-flow  23.72
 Book value  76.11
 Equity  71.89

Unitedhealth Group is part of Health Care Equipment and Services business, which is part of Health Care industry. Unitedhealth Group is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Unitedhealth Group paid a total dividend of 5,485 million USD last year, for a market value of 481,412 millions (Market Cap 479,206 millions). Dividend per share of Unitedhealth Group is 5.81 USD, and his stock market price 509.97 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Unitedhealth Group has a dividend yield of 1.14%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Health Care industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Unitedhealth Group dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Unitedhealth Group

Unitedhealth Group Dividend Payout

About the ability of Unitedhealth Group to maintain his current dividend of USD 5.81 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.14%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Unitedhealth Group payout on ernings is currently 28.26%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Health Care industry, which are 38.25% and 29.07% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Unitedhealth Groupcan 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 Unitedhealth Group is USD 23.72 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 5.81, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Unitedhealth Group, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Health Care industry and Health Care Equipment and Services sector companies.

Unitedhealth Group payout

Unitedhealth Group Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Unitedhealth Group Stock performance

Finally, last moth Unitedhealth Group showed a return of 7.20% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 37.10% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Health Care Equipment and Services firms.

Unitedhealth Group stock and market return