Universal Health B Dividend yield

 Price  144.95
 Dividend  0.80
 Earnings  12.94
 Cash-flow  11.15
 Book value  76.29
 Equity  78.42

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

Universal Health B paid a total dividend of 58 million USD last year, for a market value of 10,581 millions (Market Cap 10,280 millions). Dividend per share of Universal Health B is 0.80 USD, and his stock market price 144.95 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Universal Health B has a dividend yield of 0.55%, 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 Universal Health B dividend yield with other Health Care Equipment and Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Universal Health B

Universal Health B Dividend Payout

About the ability of Universal Health B to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 0.55%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Universal Health B payout on ernings is currently 6.18%, 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 Universal Health Bcan 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 Universal Health B is USD 11.15 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

Universal Health B payout

Universal Health B Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Universal Health B Stock performance

Finally, last moth Universal Health B showed a return of 0.70% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.32% of Health Care firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 8.70% 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.

Universal Health B stock and market return