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CATY Cathay General Bancorp Dividend

Cathay General Bancorp's most recent quarterly dividend was on Nov 26, 2021 (ex-date) with a cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $1.27 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 2.95% based on its recent close price. The latest dividend has increased by $0.03, or 10% from the previous payment.

CATY next dividend date: Nov 26, 2021

CATY
DPS
$1.27
Dividend yield
2.95%
Payout ratio
34%
Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
2.38%
Payout ratio
32.1%

Dividend yield

CATY has a dividend yield of 2.95% which is higher than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average.

Dividend history

Cathay General Bancorp has been paying dividends since 1994. CATY has issued five quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 2.4% for the last year. But since the stock price has gone up by 40% from a year ago, the dividend yield has decreased by 27%.

Recent dividends

Declared on Ex-date Payment date Amount Type
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 26, 2021 Dec 9, 2021 $0.34 normal
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 27, 2021 Sep 9, 2021 $0.31 normal
May 17, 2021 May 27, 2021 Jun 7, 2021 $0.31 normal
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 Mar 11, 2021 $0.31 normal
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 30, 2020 Dec 11, 2020 $0.31 normal
Aug 20, 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 $0.31 normal
May 21, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 $0.31 normal
Feb 20, 2020 Feb 28, 2020 Mar 12, 2020 $0.31 normal
Nov 21, 2019 Nov 29, 2019 Dec 12, 2019 $0.31 normal
Aug 15, 2019 Aug 30, 2019 Sep 13, 2019 $0.31 normal
May 16, 2019 May 31, 2019 Jun 13, 2019 $0.31 normal
Feb 21, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 14, 2019 $0.31 normal
Nov 15, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 $0.31 normal
Aug 16, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 $0.24 normal
May 17, 2018 May 31, 2018 Jun 11, 2018 $0.24 normal
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Mar 12, 2018 $0.24 normal
Nov 16, 2017 Nov 30, 2017 Dec 11, 2017 $0.24 normal
Aug 17, 2017 Aug 30, 2017 Sep 11, 2017 $0.21 normal
May 18, 2017 May 30, 2017 Jun 12, 2017 $0.21 normal
Feb 16, 2017 Feb 27, 2017 Mar 10, 2017 $0.21 normal
Nov 17, 2016 Nov 29, 2016 Dec 12, 2016 $0.21 normal
Aug 18, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $0.18 normal
May 19, 2016 May 27, 2016 Jun 13, 2016 $0.18 normal
Feb 18, 2016 Feb 26, 2016 Mar 11, 2016 $0.18 normal

Dividend payouts

Payout ratio

CATY has a payout ratio of 34% which is higher than the Financial Services sector and the industry average but lower than its peers average.

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