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WRK WestRock dividend history, payout ratio & dates

WestRock's most recent quarterly dividend payment of $0.25 per share was made to shareholders on record before Aug 11, 2022. The payout stands at $1 per share annually, which works out to a dividend yield of 3.05%.

Key dates

  • WRK last dividend date: Aug 11, 2022
  • WRK next dividend date: Not announced
WRK dividend stats
DPS
$1
Dividend yield
3.05%
Payout ratio
28.2%
vs. Consumer Cyclical sector
Dividend yield
2.67%
Payout ratio
29.6%

Dividend yield

What is WestRock current dividend yield

WestRock's dividend yield of 3.05% is above the Consumer Cyclical sector, the industry and its peers average. Compared to its Consumer Cyclical sector average of 2.67%, WestRock's dividend yield is 14% higher. The historical 5-year average of WRK's dividend yield is 3.3%, which is above the current yield.

Dividend history

What is WRK dividend payout history and dates

WestRock has been paying dividends for the last seven years. According to our data WRK has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 14% for the last year. And since the stock price has gone down by 37% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 79%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 11, 2022 Aug 24, 2022 Jul 29, 2022 $0.25 normal
May 11, 2022 May 24, 2022 Apr 29, 2022 $0.25 normal
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 23, 2022 Jan 27, 2022 $0.25 normal
Nov 9, 2021 Nov 23, 2021 Oct 28, 2021 $0.25 normal
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 24, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 $0.24 normal
May 18, 2021 May 28, 2021 May 5, 2021 $0.24 normal
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 23, 2021 Jan 29, 2021 $0.2 normal
Nov 12, 2020 Nov 24, 2020 Oct 30, 2020 $0.2 normal
Aug 13, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 $0.2 normal
May 18, 2020 May 28, 2020 May 5, 2020 $0.2 normal
Feb 13, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 $0.465 normal
Nov 18, 2019 Dec 3, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 $0.465 normal
Aug 8, 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 $0.455 normal
May 9, 2019 May 20, 2019 Apr 26, 2019 $0.455 normal
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 25, 2019 Feb 1, 2019 $0.455 normal
Nov 8, 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Oct 26, 2018 $0.455 normal
Aug 9, 2018 Aug 20, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 $0.43 normal
May 3, 2018 May 14, 2018 Apr 20, 2018 $0.43 normal
Feb 15, 2018 Feb 26, 2018 Feb 2, 2018 $0.43 normal
Nov 9, 2017 Nov 20, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 $0.43 normal
Aug 9, 2017 Aug 21, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 $0.4 normal
May 3, 2017 May 15, 2017 Apr 20, 2017 $0.4 normal
Feb 8, 2017 Feb 20, 2017 Jan 27, 2017 $0.4 normal
Nov 17, 2016 Nov 30, 2016 Nov 4, 2016 $0.4 normal
Aug 10, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 $0.375 normal
May 4, 2016 May 16, 2016 Apr 22, 2016 $0.375 normal
Feb 10, 2016 Feb 25, 2016 Feb 2, 2016 $0.375 normal
Nov 17, 2015 Dec 2, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 $0.375 normal

WestRock dividend payout ratio

What is WestRock dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

WestRock's payout ratio of 28.2% is below the Consumer Cyclical sector, the industry and its peers average. But compared to its Consumer Cyclical sector average of 29.6%, WestRock's payout ratio is only 4.7% lower.

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

WRK dividend vs peer dividends

How does WRK dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
SON Sonoco Products Co 3.19% $1.88 43.8%
WRK WestRock Co 3.05% $1 28.2%
SEE Sealed Air Corp 1.74% $0.8 21.5%
ATR Aptargroup Inc 1.55% $1.52 43.2%
SLGN Silgan Holdings Inc 1.41% $0.62 18.6%

Frequently asked questions

Does WestRock pay a dividend?

Yes, WestRock has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. WRK has been paying dividends since 2015.

When is WestRock's next dividend?

Currently WRK's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in November 2022.

When was WRK's last dividend?

WestRock's last dividend ex-date was on Aug 11, 2022. The dividend amount was $0.25 per share.

How much dividend does WestRock pay (per share)?

WRK has paid dividend of $1 per share in the last year.

What is WestRock's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of WestRock is 3.05%.

How often does WestRock pay dividends?

WestRock has a quarterly dividend frequency.

What is WestRock's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of WestRock is 28.2%.

Does WestRock pay a good dividend?

WestRock's dividend yield is above the Consumer Cyclical sector average.