Verizon Comms. Dividend yield

 Price  34.98
 Dividend  2.61
 Earnings  5.64
 Cash-flow  8.75
 Book value  21.86
 Equity  20.51

Verizon Comms. is part of Fixed Line Telecommunications business, which is part of Telecommunications industry. Verizon Comms. is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Verizon Comms. stock dividend

Verizon Comms. paid a total dividend of 10,972 million USD last year, for a market value of 147,056 millions (Market Cap 147,023 millions). Verizon Comms. dividend per share is 2.61 USD, and his stock market price 34.98 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Verizon Comms. has a dividend yield of 7.46%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Telecommunications 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 Verizon Comms. stocks dividend with other Fixed Line Telecommunications companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Verizon Comms.

Verizon Comms. Dividend Payout

About the ability of Verizon Comms. to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.61 per share, an amount that accounts for 7.46%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Verizon Comms. payout on ernings is currently 46.28%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Telecommunications industry, which are 39.34% and 41.86% respectively. Both figures show that Verizon Comms. 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 Verizon Comms. is USD 8.75 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.61, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Verizon Comms., compared againt world market average, USA companies, Telecommunications industry and Fixed Line Telecommunications sector companies.

Verizon Comms. payout

Verizon Comms. Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Verizon Comms.'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 Verizon Comms. dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the Fixed Line Telecommunications stocks.

Verizon Comms. stock dividend history

Verizon Comms. Stock performance

Finally, last moth Verizon Comms. showed a return of 2.60% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -0.77% of Telecommunications firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -16.30% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Fixed Line Telecommunications firms.

Verizon Comms. stock and market return