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MA Mastercard dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Mastercard's latest quarterly cash dividend of $0.66 per share was issued to shareholders on record before Jan 8, 2024. The dividend distribution stands at $2.37 per share annually, which comes to a dividend yield of 0.5%. The latest MA dividend of $0.66 is an increase from the previous $0.57 payout, representing a growth of 16%.

Key dates

  • MA last dividend date: Jan 8, 2024
  • MA next dividend date: Apr 8, 2024
MA dividend stats
DPS
$2.37
Dividend yield
0.5%
Payout ratio
20%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
3.32%
Payout ratio
37.3%

Dividend yield

What is Mastercard current dividend yield

MA has a dividend yield of 0.5% which is lower than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 3.32%, Mastercard's dividend yield is 85% lower. Historically MA's dividend yield has averaged at 0.5% in the last 5 years, which is in line with the current one.

Dividend history

What is MA dividend payout history and dates

Mastercard has been paying dividends for the last 18 years. Our records show that MA has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has an increase of 16% since twelve months ago. However with the price of the stock up by 34% from a year ago, the dividend yield has a decrease of 13%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Jan 8, 2024 Feb 9, 2024 Dec 5, 2023 $0.66 normal
Oct 5, 2023 Nov 9, 2023 Sep 19, 2023 $0.57 normal
Jul 6, 2023 Aug 9, 2023 Jun 26, 2023 $0.57 normal
Apr 5, 2023 May 9, 2023 Feb 14, 2023 $0.57 normal
Jan 6, 2023 Feb 9, 2023 Dec 6, 2022 $0.57 normal
Oct 6, 2022 Nov 9, 2022 Sep 19, 2022 $0.49 normal
Jul 7, 2022 Aug 9, 2022 Jun 20, 2022 $0.49 normal
Apr 7, 2022 May 9, 2022 Feb 8, 2022 $0.49 normal
Jan 6, 2022 Feb 9, 2022 Nov 30, 2021 $0.49 normal
Oct 7, 2021 Nov 9, 2021 Sep 20, 2021 $0.44 normal
Jul 8, 2021 Aug 9, 2021 Jun 21, 2021 $0.44 normal
Apr 8, 2021 May 7, 2021 Feb 8, 2021 $0.44 normal
Jan 7, 2021 Feb 9, 2021 Dec 8, 2020 $0.44 normal
Oct 8, 2020 Nov 9, 2020 Sep 22, 2020 $0.4 normal
Jul 8, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Jun 16, 2020 $0.4 normal
Apr 8, 2020 May 8, 2020 Feb 4, 2020 $0.4 normal
Jan 8, 2020 Feb 7, 2020 Dec 3, 2019 $0.4 normal
Oct 8, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Sep 17, 2019 $0.33 normal
Jul 8, 2019 Aug 9, 2019 Jun 25, 2019 $0.33 normal
Apr 8, 2019 May 9, 2019 Feb 5, 2019 $0.33 normal
Jan 8, 2019 Feb 8, 2019 Dec 4, 2018 $0.33 normal
Oct 5, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 $0.25 normal
Jul 6, 2018 Aug 9, 2018 Jun 25, 2018 $0.25 normal
Apr 6, 2018 May 9, 2018 Feb 5, 2018 $0.25 normal
Jan 8, 2018 Feb 9, 2018 Dec 4, 2017 $0.25 normal
Oct 5, 2017 Nov 9, 2017 Sep 19, 2017 $0.22 normal
Jul 5, 2017 Aug 9, 2017 Jun 27, 2017 $0.22 normal
Apr 5, 2017 May 9, 2017 Feb 7, 2017 $0.22 normal
Jan 5, 2017 Feb 9, 2017 Dec 6, 2016 $0.22 normal
Oct 5, 2016 Nov 9, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $0.19 normal
Jul 6, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Jun 28, 2016 $0.19 normal
Apr 6, 2016 May 9, 2016 Feb 2, 2016 $0.19 normal
Jan 6, 2016 Feb 9, 2016 Dec 8, 2015 $0.19 normal
Oct 7, 2015 Nov 9, 2015 Sep 22, 2015 $0.16 normal
Jul 7, 2015 Aug 10, 2015 $0.16 normal

Mastercard dividend payout ratio

What is Mastercard dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

MA has a payout ratio of 20% which is lower than the Financial Services sector, the industry and its peers average. If we compare it with the Financial Services sector average of 37.3%, Mastercard's payout ratio is 46% lower.

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

MA dividend vs peer dividends

How does MA dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
WU Western Union CO 7.01% $0.94 55.6%
VZ Verizon Communications Inc 6.58% $2.64 95.5%
T At&T Inc 6.56% $1.11 56.3%
FIS Fidelity National Information Services Inc 3.01% $2.08 N/A
V Visa Inc 0.69% $1.94 22.3%
MA Mastercard Inc 0.5% $2.37 20%

Frequently asked questions

Does Mastercard pay a dividend?

Yes, Mastercard has been paying dividends for the last 18 years.

When is Mastercard's next dividend?

MA's next dividend is scheduled on Apr 8, 2024 (ex-date).

When was MA's last dividend?

Mastercard's last dividend ex-date was on Jan 8, 2024. The dividend amount was $0.66 per share.

How much dividend does Mastercard pay (per share)?

MA's annualized dividend per share is $2.37.

What is Mastercard's dividend yield?

Mastercard's current dividend yield is 0.5%.

How often does Mastercard pay dividends?

Mastercard pays dividends quarterly.

What is Mastercard's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Mastercard is 20%.

Does Mastercard pay a good dividend?

Mastercard's dividend yield is lower than the Financial Services sector average.