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UVV Universal dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Universal's latest quarterly dividend was on Jul 8, 2022 (ex-date) with a payout of $0.79 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $3.13 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 6.66% based on its recent close price. The latest dividend has an increase of $0.01, or 1.3% from the prior distribution.

Key dates

  • UVV last dividend date: Jul 8, 2022
  • UVV next dividend date: Oct 6, 2022
UVV dividend stats
DPS
$3.13
Dividend yield
6.66%
Payout ratio
88.9%
vs. Consumer Defensive sector
Dividend yield
2.35%
Payout ratio
49%

Dividend yield

What is Universal current dividend yield

UVV has a dividend yield of 6.66% which is above the Consumer Defensive sector average. Compared to its Consumer Defensive sector average of 2.35%, Universal's dividend yield is 183% higher. Historically UVV's dividend yield has averaged at 5.4% in the last 5 years, which is below the current yield.

Dividend history

What is UVV dividend payout history and dates

Universal has been paying dividends since 1995. UVV has distributed four quarterly dividends in the past year. The annualized dividend per share has an increase of 1.3% since twelve months ago. And with the price of the stock down by 4.4% from a year ago, the dividend yield has an increase of 6%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Jul 8, 2022 Aug 1, 2022 May 25, 2022 $0.79 normal
Apr 8, 2022 May 2, 2022 Feb 2, 2022 $0.78 normal
Jan 7, 2022 Feb 7, 2022 Nov 3, 2021 $0.78 normal
Oct 7, 2021 Nov 1, 2021 Aug 4, 2021 $0.78 normal
Jul 9, 2021 Aug 2, 2021 May 26, 2021 $0.78 normal
Apr 9, 2021 May 3, 2021 Feb 8, 2021 $0.77 normal
Jan 8, 2021 Feb 1, 2021 Nov 5, 2020 $0.77 normal
Oct 8, 2020 Nov 2, 2020 Aug 5, 2020 $0.77 normal
Jul 10, 2020 Aug 3, 2020 May 27, 2020 $0.77 normal
Apr 9, 2020 May 4, 2020 Feb 4, 2020 $0.76 normal
Jan 10, 2020 Feb 3, 2020 Nov 12, 2019 $0.76 normal
Oct 4, 2019 Nov 4, 2019 Aug 7, 2019 $0.76 normal
Jul 5, 2019 Aug 5, 2019 May 22, 2019 $0.76 normal
Apr 5, 2019 May 6, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 $0.75 normal
Jan 4, 2019 Feb 4, 2019 Nov 8, 2018 $0.75 normal
Oct 5, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 Aug 7, 2018 $0.75 normal
Jul 6, 2018 Aug 6, 2018 May 23, 2018 $0.75 normal
Apr 6, 2018 May 7, 2018 Feb 6, 2018 $0.55 normal
Jan 5, 2018 Feb 5, 2018 Nov 7, 2017 $0.55 normal
Oct 6, 2017 Nov 6, 2017 Aug 3, 2017 $0.54 normal
Jul 6, 2017 Aug 7, 2017 May 23, 2017 $0.54 normal
Apr 6, 2017 May 8, 2017 Feb 7, 2017 $0.54 normal

Universal dividend payout ratio

What is Universal dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

UVV has a payout ratio of 88.9% which is higher than the Consumer Defensive sector and the industry average. If we compare it with the Consumer Defensive sector average of 49%, Universal's payout ratio is 81% higher.

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

UVV dividend vs peer dividends

How does UVV dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
VGR Vector Group Ltd 8.94% $0.8 76.2%
MO Altria Group Inc 8.84% $3.64 375.3%
UVV Universal Corp 6.66% $3.13 88.9%
PM Philip Morris International Inc 5.83% $5.02 86.1%

Frequently asked questions

Does Universal pay a dividend?

Yes, Universal has been paying dividends for the last 27 years.

When is Universal's next dividend?

UVV has announced its next dividend with ex-date Oct 6, 2022.

When was UVV's last dividend?

Universal's last regular dividend was on Jul 8, 2022 (ex-date) with the amount of $0.79 per share.

How much dividend does Universal pay (per share)?

On an annual basis UVV pays $3.13 per share.

What is Universal's dividend yield?

Currently Universal's dividend yield is 6.66%.

How often does Universal pay dividends?

Universal pays dividends quarterly.

What is Universal's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Universal is 88.9%.

Does Universal pay a good dividend?

Universal's dividend yield is above the Consumer Defensive sector average.