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MCO Moodys dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Moodys's latest quarterly dividend was on Nov 22, 2022 (ex-date) with a payout of $0.7 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $2.8 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 0.96% based on its recent close price.

Key dates

  • MCO last dividend date: Nov 22, 2022
  • MCO next dividend date: Not announced
MCO dividend stats
DPS
$2.8
Dividend yield
0.97%
Payout ratio
33.3%
vs. Financial Services sector
Dividend yield
2.73%
Payout ratio
30.7%

Dividend yield

What is Moodys current dividend yield

Moodys's dividend yield of 0.96% is lower than the Financial Services sector and the industry average. In comparison with the Financial Services sector average of 2.73%, Moodys's dividend yield is 65% lower. Historically MCO's dividend yield has averaged at 0.9% in the last 5 years, which is lower than the current one.

Dividend history

What is MCO dividend payout history and dates

Moodys has been paying dividends since 2000. MCO has distributed five dividends in the past year. This includes four regular and one special dividends. The annualized dividend per share has increased by 13% since twelve months ago. And with the price of the stock down by 27% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 54%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Nov 22, 2022 Dec 14, 2022 Oct 24, 2022 $0.7 normal
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 31, 2022 Oct 25, 2022 $0.7 special
Aug 18, 2022 Sep 9, 2022 Jul 26, 2022 $0.7 normal
May 19, 2022 Jun 10, 2022 Apr 26, 2022 $0.7 normal
Feb 24, 2022 Mar 18, 2022 Feb 7, 2022 $0.7 normal
Nov 22, 2021 Dec 14, 2021 Oct 26, 2021 $0.62 normal
Aug 19, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Jul 28, 2021 $0.62 normal
May 19, 2021 Jun 10, 2021 Apr 27, 2021 $0.62 normal
Feb 24, 2021 Mar 18, 2021 Feb 12, 2021 $0.62 normal
Nov 20, 2020 Dec 14, 2020 Oct 29, 2020 $0.56 normal
Aug 19, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 $0.56 normal
May 19, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Apr 20, 2020 $0.56 normal
Feb 24, 2020 Mar 18, 2020 Feb 12, 2020 $0.56 normal
Nov 20, 2019 Dec 12, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 $0.5 normal
Aug 19, 2019 Sep 10, 2019 Jul 10, 2019 $0.5 normal
May 17, 2019 Jun 10, 2019 Apr 15, 2019 $0.5 normal
Feb 22, 2019 Mar 18, 2019 Feb 12, 2019 $0.5 normal
Nov 20, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Oct 22, 2018 $0.44 normal
Aug 17, 2018 Sep 10, 2018 Jul 9, 2018 $0.44 normal
May 18, 2018 Jun 11, 2018 Apr 24, 2018 $0.44 normal
Feb 16, 2018 Mar 12, 2018 Jan 24, 2018 $0.44 normal
Nov 20, 2017 Dec 12, 2017 Oct 24, 2017 $0.38 normal
Aug 18, 2017 Sep 12, 2017 Jul 11, 2017 $0.38 normal
May 18, 2017 Jun 12, 2017 Apr 25, 2017 $0.38 normal
Feb 15, 2017 Mar 10, 2017 Dec 20, 2016 $0.38 normal
Nov 17, 2016 Dec 12, 2016 Oct 18, 2016 $0.37 normal
Aug 18, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 $0.37 normal
May 18, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Apr 11, 2016 $0.37 normal
Feb 17, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 $0.37 normal
Nov 18, 2015 Dec 10, 2015 Oct 20, 2015 $0.34 normal
Aug 18, 2015 Sep 10, 2015 $0.34 normal

Moodys dividend payout ratio

What is Moodys dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Moodys's payout ratio of 33.3% is above the Financial Services sector average but below the industry average. If we compare it with its Financial Services sector average of 30.7%, Moodys's payout ratio is 8% higher.

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

MCO dividend vs peer dividends

How does MCO dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
MCO Moodys Corp 0.97% $2.8 33.3%
EFX Equifax Inc 0.79% $1.56 26.9%
MORN Morningstar Inc 0.61% $1.44 49.8%

Frequently asked questions

Does Moodys pay a dividend?

Yes, Moodys has been paying dividends for the last 22 years.

When is Moodys's next dividend?

MCO hasn't announced its next dividend date yet, but if we take into consideration its recent dividend history, it is likely that its next dividend will be in February 2023.

When was MCO's last dividend?

Moodys's last regular dividend was on Nov 22, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.7 per share.

How much dividend does Moodys pay (per share)?

MCO's annualized dividend per share is $2.8.

What is Moodys's dividend yield?

Currently Moodys's dividend yield is 0.96%.

How often does Moodys pay dividends?

Moodys pays dividends quarterly.

What is Moodys's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Moodys is 33.3%.

Does Moodys pay a good dividend?

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