WalMart Dividend yield

 Price  148.92
 Dividend  2.23
 Earnings  4.93
 Cash-flow  9.37
 Book value  29.78
 Equity  29.52

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

WalMart paid a total dividend of 6,186 million USD last year, for a market value of 413,104 millions (Market Cap 210,377 millions). Dividend per share of WalMart is 2.23 USD, and his stock market price 148.92 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, WalMart has a dividend yield of 1.50%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare WalMart dividend yield with other General Retailers companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of WalMart

WalMart Dividend Payout

About the ability of WalMart to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.23 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.50%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). WalMart payout on ernings is currently 45.23%, which is higher than the market average, and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 38.25% and 25.53% respectively. Both figures show that WalMart 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 WalMart is USD 9.37 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.23, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

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

WalMart payout

WalMart Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

WalMart Stock performance

Finally, last moth WalMart showed a return of 10.20% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 0.56% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 9.60% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Retailers firms.

WalMart stock and market return