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AFL Aflac dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Aflac's latest quarterly dividend was on Nov 15, 2022 (ex-date) with a payout of $0.4 per share. At an annualized rate of $1.6 per share, the stock yields 2.25%.

Key dates

  • AFL last dividend date: Nov 15, 2022
  • AFL next dividend date: Feb 14, 2023
AFL dividend stats
DPS
$1.6
Dividend yield
2.25%
Payout ratio
20.3%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
2.68%
Payout ratio
30.6%

Dividend yield

What is Aflac current dividend yield

AFL has a dividend yield of 2.25% which is higher than the industry and its peers average but lower than the Financial Services sector average. If we compare it with the Financial Services sector average of 2.68%, Aflac's dividend yield is 16% lower. Historically AFL's dividend yield has averaged at 2.3% in the last 5 years, which is in line with the current one.

Dividend history

What is AFL dividend payout history and dates

Aflac has been paying dividends since 1994. AFL has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has an increase of 21% since twelve months ago. However with the price of the stock up by 28% from a year ago, the dividend yield has a decrease of 5%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Nov 15, 2022 Dec 1, 2022 Oct 31, 2022 $0.4 normal
Aug 23, 2022 Sep 1, 2022 Aug 1, 2022 $0.4 normal
May 17, 2022 Jun 1, 2022 Apr 27, 2022 $0.4 normal
Feb 15, 2022 Mar 1, 2022 Nov 15, 2021 $0.4 normal
Nov 16, 2021 Dec 1, 2021 Oct 27, 2021 $0.33 normal
Aug 17, 2021 Sep 1, 2021 Jul 28, 2021 $0.33 normal
May 18, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 Apr 28, 2021 $0.33 normal
Feb 16, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Nov 18, 2020 $0.33 normal
Nov 17, 2020 Dec 1, 2020 Oct 27, 2020 $0.28 normal
Aug 18, 2020 Sep 1, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 $0.28 normal
May 19, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 $0.28 normal
Feb 18, 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Feb 4, 2020 $0.28 normal
Nov 19, 2019 Dec 2, 2019 Oct 24, 2019 $0.27 normal
Aug 20, 2019 Sep 3, 2019 Jul 25, 2019 $0.27 normal
May 21, 2019 Jun 3, 2019 Apr 25, 2019 $0.27 normal
Feb 19, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 $0.27 normal
Nov 20, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 Oct 24, 2018 $0.26 normal
Aug 21, 2018 Sep 1, 2018 Jul 26, 2018 $0.26 normal
May 22, 2018 Jun 1, 2018 Apr 25, 2018 $0.26 normal
Feb 20, 2018 Mar 1, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 $0.26 normal
Nov 14, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 Oct 25, 2017 $0.225 normal
Aug 21, 2017 Sep 1, 2017 Jul 27, 2017 $0.215 normal
May 22, 2017 Jun 1, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 $0.215 normal
Feb 13, 2017 Mar 1, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 $0.215 normal
Nov 14, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 $0.215 normal
Aug 22, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 $0.205 normal
May 16, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 Apr 26, 2016 $0.205 normal
Feb 11, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 Feb 1, 2016 $0.205 normal
Nov 16, 2015 Dec 1, 2015 Oct 27, 2015 $0.205 normal
Aug 17, 2015 Sep 1, 2015 Jul 28, 2015 $0.195 normal

Aflac dividend payout ratio

What is Aflac dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

AFL has a payout ratio of 20.3% which is lower than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 30.6%, Aflac's payout ratio is 34% lower.

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

AFL dividend vs peer dividends

How does AFL dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
UNM Unum Group 3.05% $1.26 21.2%
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc 2.86% $2.56 12.2%
CNO CNO Financial Group Inc 2.36% $0.54 13.5%
AFL Aflac Inc 2.25% $1.6 20.3%
AIZ Assurant Inc 2.19% $2.74 45.4%
AAME Atlantic American Corp 0.71% $0.02 15.4%

Frequently asked questions

Does Aflac pay a dividend?

Yes, Aflac has been paying dividends for the last 28 years.

When is Aflac's next dividend?

AFL has announced its next dividend with ex-date Feb 14, 2023.

When was AFL's last dividend?

Aflac's last regular dividend was on Nov 15, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.4 per share.

How much dividend does Aflac pay (per share)?

AFL's annualized dividend per share is $1.6.

What is Aflac's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Aflac is 2.25%.

How often does Aflac pay dividends?

Aflac pays dividends quarterly.

What is Aflac's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Aflac is 20.3%.

Does Aflac pay a good dividend?

Aflac's dividend yield is less than the Financial Services sector average.