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MSFT Microsoft dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Microsoft's last quarterly dividend was on Nov 16, 2022 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.68 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $2.54 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 1% based on its recent close price. The latest dividend has grown by $0.06, or 10% from the previous dividend.

Key dates

  • MSFT last dividend date: Nov 16, 2022
  • MSFT next dividend date: Feb 15, 2023
MSFT dividend stats
DPS
$2.54
Dividend yield
1%
Payout ratio
27.3%
vs. Technology sector
Dividend yield
1.55%
Payout ratio
28.2%

Dividend yield

What is Microsoft current dividend yield

Microsoft's dividend yield of 1% is lower than the Technology sector, the industry and its peers average. If we compare it with the Technology sector average of 1.55%, Microsoft's dividend yield is 35% lower. The historical 5-year average of MSFT's dividend yield is 1.2%, which is more than the current one.

Dividend history

What is MSFT dividend payout history and dates

Microsoft has been paying dividends since 2003. MSFT has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has grown by 10% since one year ago. And with the stock price down by 21% from a year ago, the dividend yield has grown by 40%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Nov 16, 2022 Dec 8, 2022 Sep 20, 2022 $0.68 normal
Aug 17, 2022 Sep 8, 2022 Jun 14, 2022 $0.62 normal
May 18, 2022 Jun 9, 2022 Mar 14, 2022 $0.62 normal
Feb 16, 2022 Mar 10, 2022 Dec 7, 2021 $0.62 normal
Nov 17, 2021 Dec 9, 2021 Sep 14, 2021 $0.62 normal
Aug 18, 2021 Sep 9, 2021 Jun 16, 2021 $0.56 normal
May 19, 2021 Jun 10, 2021 Mar 16, 2021 $0.56 normal
Feb 17, 2021 Mar 11, 2021 Dec 2, 2020 $0.56 normal
Nov 18, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Sep 15, 2020 $0.56 normal
Aug 19, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Jun 17, 2020 $0.51 normal
May 20, 2020 Jun 11, 2020 Mar 9, 2020 $0.51 normal
Feb 19, 2020 Mar 12, 2020 Dec 4, 2019 $0.51 normal
Nov 20, 2019 Dec 12, 2019 Sep 18, 2019 $0.51 normal
Aug 14, 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Jun 12, 2019 $0.46 normal
May 15, 2019 Jun 13, 2019 Mar 11, 2019 $0.46 normal
Feb 20, 2019 Mar 14, 2019 Nov 28, 2018 $0.46 normal
Nov 14, 2018 Dec 13, 2018 Sep 18, 2018 $0.46 normal
Aug 15, 2018 Sep 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018 $0.42 normal
May 16, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 Mar 12, 2018 $0.42 normal
Feb 14, 2018 Mar 8, 2018 Nov 29, 2017 $0.42 normal
Nov 15, 2017 Dec 14, 2017 Sep 19, 2017 $0.42 normal
Aug 15, 2017 Sep 14, 2017 Jun 13, 2017 $0.39 normal
May 16, 2017 Jun 8, 2017 Mar 14, 2017 $0.39 normal
Feb 14, 2017 Mar 9, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 $0.39 normal
Nov 15, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $0.39 normal
Aug 16, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $0.36 normal
May 17, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $0.36 normal
Feb 16, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 Dec 2, 2015 $0.36 normal
Nov 17, 2015 Dec 10, 2015 Sep 15, 2015 $0.36 normal
Aug 18, 2015 Sep 10, 2015 Jun 9, 2015 $0.31 normal

Microsoft dividend payout ratio

What is Microsoft dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Microsoft's payout ratio of 27.3% is below the Technology sector, the industry and its peers average. But in comparison with its Technology sector average of 28.2%, Microsoft's payout ratio is only 3.2% lower.

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

MSFT dividend vs peer dividends

How does MSFT dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
IBM International Business Machines Corp 4.43% $6.59 464.1%
HPQ Hp Inc 3.37% $1 17.7%
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 3.04% $1.51 54.5%
ORCL Oracle Corp 1.54% $1.28 58.7%
MSFT Microsoft Corp 1% $2.54 27.3%
AAPL Apple Inc 0.62% $0.91 14.8%

Frequently asked questions

Does Microsoft pay a dividend?

Yes, Microsoft has been paying dividends for the last 20 years.

When is Microsoft's next dividend?

MSFT has announced its next dividend with ex-date Feb 15, 2023.

When was MSFT's last dividend?

Microsoft's last regular dividend was on Nov 16, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.68 per share.

How much dividend does Microsoft pay (per share)?

On an annual basis MSFT pays $2.54 per share.

What is Microsoft's dividend yield?

Currently Microsoft's dividend yield is 1%.

How often does Microsoft pay dividends?

Microsoft has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is Microsoft's dividend payout ratio?

Microsoft's dividend payout ratio is 27.3%.

Does Microsoft pay a good dividend?

Microsoft's dividend yield is less than the Technology sector average.