ViacomCBS Dividend yield

 Price  15.21
 Dividend  0.96
 Earnings  1.71
 Cash-flow  0.34
 Book value  38.03
 Equity  33.53

ViacomCBS is part of Media business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. ViacomCBS is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

ViacomCBS stock dividend

ViacomCBS paid a total dividend of 584 million USD last year, for a market value of 9,248 millions (Market Cap 8,754 millions). ViacomCBS dividend per share is 0.96 USD, and his stock market price 15.21 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, ViacomCBS has a dividend yield of 6.31%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services 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 ViacomCBS stocks dividend with other Media companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS Dividend Payout

About the ability of ViacomCBS to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.96 per share, an amount that accounts for 6.31%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). ViacomCBS payout on ernings is currently 56.14%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 39.87% and 29.84% respectively. Both figures show that ViacomCBS 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 ViacomCBS is USD 0.34 per share, which is lower than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.96, so the company does not generate enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of ViacomCBS, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies.

ViacomCBS payout

ViacomCBS Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of ViacomCBS'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

ViacomCBS Stock performance

Finally, last moth ViacomCBS showed a return of -34.80% compared to a worldwide -2.16% average, and a -3.87% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -55.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 0.43%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Media firms.

ViacomCBS stock and market return