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HSY Hershey dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Hershey's most recent quarterly dividend of $1.036 per share was on Aug 18, 2022 (ex-date). At an annualized rate of $3.74 per share, the stock yields 1.7%. The latest HSY distribution of $1.036 marks a dividend growth of 15%.

Key dates

  • HSY last dividend date: Aug 18, 2022
  • HSY next dividend date: Not announced
HSY dividend stats
DPS
$3.74
Dividend yield
1.67%
Payout ratio
50.6%
vs. Consumer Defensive sector
Dividend yield
2.38%
Payout ratio
49%

Dividend yield

What is Hershey current dividend yield

HSY has a dividend yield of 1.7% which is below the Consumer Defensive sector average. Compared to its Consumer Defensive sector average of 2.38%, Hershey's dividend yield is 29% lower. Historically HSY's dividend yield has averaged at 2.2% in the last 5 years, which is above the current yield.

Dividend history

What is HSY dividend payout history and dates

Hershey has a history of paying dividends since 1994. Our records of HSY show that the company has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 13% for the last year. However since the stock price has gone up by 29% from a year ago, the dividend yield has decreased by 12%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 18, 2022 Sep 15, 2022 Jul 27, 2022 $1.036 normal
May 19, 2022 Jun 15, 2022 Apr 27, 2022 $0.901 normal
Feb 17, 2022 Mar 15, 2022 Feb 2, 2022 $0.901 normal
Nov 18, 2021 Dec 15, 2021 Oct 27, 2021 $0.901 normal
Aug 19, 2021 Sep 15, 2021 Jul 23, 2021 $0.901 normal
May 20, 2021 Jun 15, 2021 Apr 27, 2021 $0.804 normal
Feb 18, 2021 Mar 15, 2021 Feb 4, 2021 $0.804 normal
Nov 19, 2020 Dec 15, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 $0.804 normal
Aug 20, 2020 Sep 15, 2020 Jul 23, 2020 $0.804 normal
May 21, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Apr 21, 2020 $0.773 normal
Feb 20, 2020 Mar 16, 2020 Jan 30, 2020 $0.773 normal
Nov 21, 2019 Dec 16, 2019 Oct 22, 2019 $0.773 normal
Aug 22, 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Jul 25, 2019 $0.773 normal
May 23, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Apr 23, 2019 $0.722 normal
Feb 21, 2019 Mar 15, 2019 Jan 29, 2019 $0.722 normal
Nov 20, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 Oct 9, 2018 $0.722 normal
Aug 23, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Jul 24, 2018 $0.722 normal
May 24, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 May 2, 2018 $0.656 normal
Feb 22, 2018 Mar 15, 2018 Feb 1, 2018 $0.656 normal
Nov 21, 2017 Dec 15, 2017 Oct 5, 2017 $0.656 normal
Aug 23, 2017 Sep 15, 2017 Jul 25, 2017 $0.656 normal
May 23, 2017 Jun 15, 2017 May 2, 2017 $0.618 normal
Feb 22, 2017 Mar 15, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 $0.618 normal
Nov 21, 2016 Dec 15, 2016 Oct 14, 2016 $0.618 normal
Aug 23, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 $0.618 normal
May 23, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 May 4, 2016 $0.583 normal
Feb 23, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 Jan 28, 2016 $0.583 normal
Nov 23, 2015 Dec 15, 2015 Oct 6, 2015 $0.583 normal
Aug 21, 2015 Sep 15, 2015 Aug 7, 2015 $0.583 normal

Hershey dividend payout ratio

What is Hershey dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

HSY has a payout ratio of 50.6% which is higher than the Consumer Defensive sector average. But if we consider the Consumer Defensive sector average of 49%, Hershey's payout ratio is only 3.3% higher.

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

HSY dividend vs peer dividends

How does HSY dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
GIS General Mills Inc 2.66% $2.07 43.1%
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc 2.57% $1.44 51.6%
HSY Hershey Co 1.67% $3.74 50.6%

Frequently asked questions

Does Hershey pay a dividend?

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

When is Hershey's next dividend?

Currently HSY's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in November 2022.

When was HSY's last dividend?

Hershey's last dividend ex-date was on Aug 18, 2022. The dividend amount was $1.036 per share.

How much dividend does Hershey pay (per share)?

HSY's annualized dividend per share is $3.74.

What is Hershey's dividend yield?

Hershey's current dividend yield is 1.7%.

How often does Hershey pay dividends?

Hershey pays dividends quarterly.

What is Hershey's dividend payout ratio?

Hershey's dividend payout ratio is 50.6%.

Does Hershey pay a good dividend?

Hershey's dividend yield is below the Consumer Defensive sector average.