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WAFD Washington Federal dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Washington Federal's last quarterly dividend was on Aug 18, 2022 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.24 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $0.95 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 3.17% based on its recent close price.

Key dates

  • WAFD last dividend date: Aug 18, 2022
  • WAFD next dividend date: Not announced
WAFD dividend stats
DPS
$0.95
Dividend yield
3.13%
Payout ratio
31.3%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
2.95%
Payout ratio
30.2%

Dividend yield

What is Washington Federal current dividend yield

WAFD has a dividend yield of 3.17% which is above the Financial Services sector and the industry average but below its peers average. In comparison with its Financial Services sector average of 2.95%, Washington Federal's dividend yield is 7% higher. The historical 5-year average of WAFD's dividend yield is 2.6%, which is lower than the current yield.

Dividend history

What is WAFD dividend payout history and dates

Washington Federal has been paying dividends since 1998. WAFD has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has grown by 4.4% since one year ago. And with the stock price down by 14% from a year ago, the dividend yield has grown by 21%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 18, 2022 Sep 2, 2022 Aug 9, 2022 $0.24 normal
May 19, 2022 Jun 3, 2022 May 10, 2022 $0.24 normal
Feb 3, 2022 Feb 18, 2022 Jan 25, 2022 $0.24 normal
Nov 4, 2021 Nov 19, 2021 Oct 26, 2021 $0.23 normal
Aug 5, 2021 Aug 20, 2021 Jul 27, 2021 $0.23 normal
May 6, 2021 May 21, 2021 Apr 27, 2021 $0.23 normal
Feb 4, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 Jan 26, 2021 $0.23 normal
Nov 5, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Oct 27, 2020 $0.22 normal
Aug 6, 2020 Aug 21, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 $0.22 normal
May 7, 2020 May 22, 2020 Apr 28, 2020 $0.22 normal
Feb 6, 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Jan 22, 2020 $0.22 normal
Nov 7, 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Oct 29, 2019 $0.21 normal
Aug 8, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Jul 22, 2019 $0.21 normal
May 9, 2019 May 24, 2019 Apr 29, 2019 $0.2 normal
Feb 7, 2019 Feb 22, 2019 Jan 16, 2019 $0.2 normal
Nov 8, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 Oct 22, 2018 $0.18 normal
Aug 9, 2018 Aug 24, 2018 Jul 23, 2018 $0.18 normal
May 10, 2018 May 25, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 $0.17 normal
Feb 8, 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Jan 24, 2018 $0.17 normal
Nov 3, 2017 Nov 20, 2017 Oct 25, 2017 $0.15 normal
Aug 2, 2017 Aug 18, 2017 Jul 24, 2017 $0.15 normal
May 3, 2017 May 19, 2017 Apr 24, 2017 $0.15 normal
Jan 30, 2017 Feb 10, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 $0.25 special
Jan 30, 2017 Feb 10, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 $0.15 normal
Nov 2, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Oct 25, 2016 $0.14 normal
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 19, 2016 Jul 25, 2016 $0.14 normal
Apr 27, 2016 May 13, 2016 Apr 19, 2016 $0.14 normal

Washington Federal dividend payout ratio

What is Washington Federal dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

WAFD has a payout ratio of 31.3% which is higher than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. But if we consider the Financial Services sector average of 30.2%, Washington Federal's payout ratio is only 3.6% higher.

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

WAFD dividend vs peer dividends

How does WAFD dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
TBNK Territorial Bancorp Inc 4.96% $0.92 48.2%
RVSB Riverview Bancorp Inc 3.57% $0.23 24.2%
FFNW First Financial Northwest Inc 3.17% $0.47 35.9%
TSBK Timberland Bancorp Inc 3.15% $0.87 32.1%
WAFD Washington Federal Inc 3.13% $0.95 31.3%
FSBW FS Bancorp Inc 2.75% $0.75 20.3%
BANC Banc Of California Inc 1.48% $0.24 14.8%

Frequently asked questions

Does Washington Federal pay a dividend?

Yes, Washington Federal has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. WAFD has been paying dividends since 1998.

When is Washington Federal's next dividend?

WAFD 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 November 2022.

When was WAFD's last dividend?

Washington Federal's last regular dividend was on Aug 18, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.24 per share.

How much dividend does Washington Federal pay (per share)?

On an annual basis WAFD pays $0.95 per share.

What is Washington Federal's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Washington Federal is 3.17%.

How often does Washington Federal pay dividends?

Washington Federal has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is Washington Federal's dividend payout ratio?

Washington Federal's dividend payout ratio is 31.3%.

Does Washington Federal pay a good dividend?

Washington Federal's dividend yield is higher than the Financial Services sector average.