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NVS Novartis AG dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Novartis AG's last annual dividend was on Mar 9, 2023 (ex-date) with a distribution of $3.499 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $3.5 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 3.37% based on its recent close price. The latest dividend marks an increase of $0.17, or 5% from the previous dividend.

Key dates

  • NVS last dividend date: Mar 9, 2023
  • NVS next dividend date: Mar 7, 2024
NVS dividend stats
Dividend yield
Payout ratio
vs. Healthcare sector
Dividend yield
Payout ratio

Dividend yield

What is Novartis AG current dividend yield

Novartis AG's dividend yield of 3.37% is higher than the Healthcare sector and its peers average but lower than the industry average. In comparison with the Healthcare sector average of 1.77%, Novartis AG's dividend yield is 90% higher. Historically NVS's dividend yield has averaged at 3.9% in the last 5 years, which is higher than the current one.

Dividend history

What is NVS dividend payout history and dates

Novartis AG has been paying dividends since 2000. NVS has issued one annual dividend in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 5% since one year ago. But with the stock price up by 21% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks a decrease of 13%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Mar 9, 2023 Mar 20, 2023 Feb 2, 2023 $3.499 normal
Mar 8, 2022 Mar 17, 2022 Feb 3, 2022 $3.325 normal
Mar 4, 2021 Mar 15, 2021 Jan 26, 2021 $3.199 normal
Mar 3, 2020 Mar 12, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 $3.087 normal
Mar 4, 2019 Mar 13, 2019 $2.834 normal

Novartis AG dividend payout ratio

What is Novartis AG dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Novartis AG's payout ratio of 48.9% is above the Healthcare sector average but below the industry and its peers average. Compared to its Healthcare sector average of 36.5%, Novartis AG's payout ratio is 34% higher.

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

NVS dividend vs peer dividends

How does NVS dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
PFE Pfizer Inc 5.94% $1.65 434.2%
BMY Bristol Myers Squibb Co 4.47% $2.31 59.5%
NVS Novartis AG 3.37% $3.5 48.9%
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.94% $4.76 34.3%
MRK Merck & Co Inc 2.29% $2.96 163.5%
AZN Astrazeneca plc 2.2% $1.45 75.5%
ABT Abbott Laboratories 1.74% $2.08 63.4%

Frequently asked questions

Does Novartis AG pay a dividend?

Yes, Novartis AG has paid one dividend in the last 12 months. NVS has been paying dividends since 2000.

When is Novartis AG's next dividend?

NVS has announced its next dividend with ex-date Mar 7, 2024.

When was NVS's last dividend?

Novartis AG's last regular dividend was on Mar 9, 2023 (ex-date) with the amount of $3.499 per share.

How much dividend does Novartis AG pay (per share)?

On an annual basis NVS pays $3.5 per share.

What is Novartis AG's dividend yield?

Novartis AG's current dividend yield is 3.37%.

How often does Novartis AG pay dividends?

Novartis AG typically pays one dividend per year.

What is Novartis AG's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Novartis AG is 48.9%.

Does Novartis AG pay a good dividend?

Novartis AG's dividend yield is higher than the Healthcare sector average.