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WMT Walmart dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Walmart's last quarterly dividend payment of $0.56 per share was made to shareholders on record before Aug 11, 2022. The dividend payment stands at $2.23 per share annually, which equates to a dividend yield of 1.5%.

Key dates

  • WMT last dividend date: Aug 11, 2022
  • WMT next dividend date: Dec 8, 2022
WMT dividend stats
DPS
$2.23
Dividend yield
1.5%
Payout ratio
68.4%
vs. Consumer Defensive sector
Dividend yield
2.11%
Payout ratio
51.8%

Dividend yield

What is Walmart current dividend yield

Walmart's dividend yield of 1.5% is above the industry average but below the Consumer Defensive sector and its peers average. Compared to its Consumer Defensive sector average of 2.11%, Walmart's dividend yield is 29% lower. The historical 5-year average of WMT's dividend yield is 1.8%, which is above the current yield.

Dividend history

What is WMT dividend payout history and dates

Walmart has been paying dividends for the last 30 years. According to our records WMT has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 1.8% since one year ago. However with the stock price up by 8% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks a decrease of 5%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 11, 2022 Sep 6, 2022 Feb 17, 2022 $0.56 normal
May 5, 2022 May 31, 2022 Feb 17, 2022 $0.56 normal
Mar 17, 2022 Apr 4, 2022 Feb 17, 2022 $0.56 normal
Dec 9, 2021 Jan 3, 2022 Feb 18, 2021 $0.55 normal
Aug 12, 2021 Sep 7, 2021 Feb 18, 2021 $0.55 normal
May 6, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 Feb 18, 2021 $0.55 normal
Mar 18, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 Feb 18, 2021 $0.55 normal
Dec 10, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 Feb 18, 2020 $0.54 normal
Aug 13, 2020 Sep 8, 2020 Feb 18, 2020 $0.54 normal
May 7, 2020 Jun 1, 2020 Feb 18, 2020 $0.54 normal
Mar 19, 2020 Apr 6, 2020 Feb 18, 2020 $0.54 normal
Dec 5, 2019 Jan 2, 2020 Feb 19, 2019 $0.53 normal
Aug 8, 2019 Sep 3, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 $0.53 normal
May 9, 2019 Jun 3, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 $0.53 normal
Mar 14, 2019 Apr 1, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 $0.53 normal
Dec 6, 2018 Jan 2, 2019 Feb 20, 2018 $0.52 normal
Aug 9, 2018 Sep 4, 2018 Feb 20, 2018 $0.52 normal
May 10, 2018 Jun 4, 2018 Feb 20, 2018 $0.52 normal
Mar 8, 2018 Apr 2, 2018 Feb 20, 2018 $0.52 normal
Dec 7, 2017 Jan 2, 2018 Feb 21, 2017 $0.51 normal
Aug 9, 2017 Sep 5, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 $0.51 normal
May 10, 2017 Jun 5, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 $0.51 normal
Mar 8, 2017 Apr 3, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 $0.51 normal
Dec 7, 2016 Jan 3, 2017 Feb 18, 2016 $0.5 normal
Aug 10, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $0.5 normal
May 11, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $0.5 normal
Mar 9, 2016 Apr 4, 2016 Feb 18, 2016 $0.5 normal
Dec 2, 2015 Jan 4, 2016 Feb 19, 2015 $0.49 normal
Aug 5, 2015 Sep 8, 2015 Feb 19, 2015 $0.49 normal

Walmart dividend payout ratio

What is Walmart dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

Walmart's payout ratio of 68.4% is above the Consumer Defensive sector, the industry and its peers average. In comparison with its Consumer Defensive sector average of 51.8%, Walmart's payout ratio is 32% higher.

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

WMT dividend vs peer dividends

How does WMT dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
TGT Target Corp 2.68% $4.14 56.1%
EBAY Ebay Inc 2% $0.88 1,257.1%
WMT Walmart Inc 1.5% $2.23 68.4%
PSMT Pricesmart Inc 1.29% $0.86 25.4%
DG Dollar General Corp 0.83% $2.07 20%
COST Costco Wholesale Corp 0.73% $3.49 26.5%

Frequently asked questions

Does Walmart pay a dividend?

Yes, Walmart has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. WMT has been paying dividends since 1993.

When is Walmart's next dividend?

WMT's next dividend is scheduled on Dec 8, 2022 (ex-date).

When was WMT's last dividend?

Walmart's last dividend ex-date was on Aug 11, 2022. The dividend amount was $0.56 per share.

How much dividend does Walmart pay (per share)?

On an annual basis WMT pays $2.23 per share.

What is Walmart's dividend yield?

Walmart's current dividend yield is 1.5%.

How often does Walmart pay dividends?

Walmart has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is Walmart's dividend payout ratio?

Walmart's dividend payout ratio is 68.4%.

Does Walmart pay a good dividend?

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