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AZN Astrazeneca dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Astrazeneca's last dividend was on Feb 22, 2024 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.985 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $1.45 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 2.2% based on its recent close price.

Key dates

  • AZN last dividend date: Feb 22, 2024
  • AZN next dividend date: Not announced
AZN dividend stats
DPS
$1.45
Dividend yield
2.2%
Payout ratio
75.5%
vs. Healthcare sector
Dividend yield
1.77%
Payout ratio
36.5%

Dividend yield

What is Astrazeneca current dividend yield

AZN has a dividend yield of 2.2% which is higher than the Healthcare sector average but lower than the industry and its peers average. In comparison with the Healthcare sector average of 1.77%, Astrazeneca's dividend yield is 24% higher. Historically AZN's dividend yield has averaged at 2.5% in the last 5 years, which is higher than the current one.

Dividend history

What is AZN dividend payout history and dates

Astrazeneca has been paying dividends since 2000. AZN has issued two dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has not changed since one year ago. But with the stock price down by 0.8% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks an increase of 0.7%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Feb 22, 2024 Mar 25, 2024 Feb 8, 2024 $0.985 normal
Aug 10, 2023 Sep 11, 2023 Jul 28, 2023 $0.465 normal
Feb 23, 2023 Mar 27, 2023 Feb 9, 2023 $0.985 normal
Aug 11, 2022 Sep 12, 2022 $0.465 normal
Feb 24, 2022 Mar 28, 2022 Feb 10, 2022 $0.985 normal
Aug 12, 2021 Sep 13, 2021 $0.45 normal
Feb 25, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 $0.95 normal
Aug 13, 2020 Sep 14, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 $0.45 normal
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 30, 2020 $0.95 normal
Aug 8, 2019 Sep 9, 2019 $0.45 normal
Feb 28, 2019 Mar 27, 2019 $0.95 normal

Astrazeneca dividend payout ratio

What is Astrazeneca dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

AZN has a payout ratio of 75.5% which is higher than the Healthcare sector, the industry and its peers average. If we compare it with the Healthcare sector average of 36.5%, Astrazeneca's payout ratio is 107% higher.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

AZN dividend vs peer dividends

How does AZN dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
PFE Pfizer Inc 5.94% $1.65 434.2%
BMY Bristol Myers Squibb Co 4.47% $2.31 59.5%
NVS Novartis AG 3.37% $3.5 48.9%
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.94% $4.76 34.3%
MRK Merck & Co Inc 2.29% $2.96 163.5%
AZN Astrazeneca plc 2.2% $1.45 75.5%
ABT Abbott Laboratories 1.74% $2.08 63.4%
LLY ELI LILLY & Co 0.61% $4.69 80.6%

Frequently asked questions

Does Astrazeneca pay a dividend?

Yes, Astrazeneca has paid two dividends in the last 12 months. AZN has been paying dividends since 2000.

When is Astrazeneca's next dividend?

AZN hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, however if we take into account its recent dividend frequency, it is likely that its next dividend will be in August 2024.

When was AZN's last dividend?

Astrazeneca's last regular dividend was on Feb 22, 2024 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.985 per share.

How much dividend does Astrazeneca pay (per share)?

AZN has paid dividend of $1.45 per share in the last year.

What is Astrazeneca's dividend yield?

Astrazeneca's current dividend yield is 2.2%.

How often does Astrazeneca pay dividends?

Astrazeneca typically pays two dividends per year.

What is Astrazeneca's dividend payout ratio?

Astrazeneca's dividend payout ratio is 75.5%.

Does Astrazeneca pay a good dividend?

Astrazeneca's dividend yield is higher than the Healthcare sector average.