Apple share dividend and yield

The Apple group is of course one of the leading stocks on the Nasdaq and a member of the very closed GAFA club. But the Apple group is also appreciated by shareholders for its dividend, which increases significantly from year to year. If the Covid pandemic has slightly slowed down this payment in 2020, the company shows an excellent economic and financial health that allows it to pay again this dividend since 2021. We therefore propose to learn more about this Apple dividend with its amount, yield, history and payment dates.  

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Apple share dividend and yield
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What is the amount of the dividend paid by Apple?

The most recent annual dividend paid by the Apple Group is the dividend paid in 2023 for the financial year 2022. The amount of this dividend was $0.92 per share.

The previous year, Apple paid a dividend of $0.91 per share to its shareholders for the 2021 fiscal year.


When is the Apple dividend paid?

Apple's dividend is paid annually for the previous year. The first step is for the Board of Directors to determine the amount of the dividend and submit it to the shareholders for approval at the annual general meeting. For example, the dividend paid in 2023 to Apple's shareholders was calculated on the basis of the results for the year 2022.

Apple, like most other US stocks, pays its dividend quarterly, i.e. four times a year. The various ex-dividend dates are February, May, August and November.

For example, in 2022, Apple's dividend payments were made on 10 February, 12 May, 11 August and 10 November.


What is the next expected dividend for Apple stock?

The next dividend to be paid by Apple is of course the 2023 dividend which was calculated on the 2022 financial year.

The group's management has in fact announced a dividend of $0.92 per share after an increase in expected results. 

This represents an increase of 1.10% on last year's dividend. The first payment was made on 16 February 2023.


History of Apple share dividends :

The Apple group is one of the American companies that most regularly pays its shareholders a dividend. Indeed, the group has paid a dividend without interruption to its shareholders since 2012, i.e. for over 10 years. We propose you to discover a history of its amount since 10 years and its evolution in the time:

  • In 2023, Apple's dividend was $0.92 with a 1.10% increase
  • In 2022, Apple's dividend was $0.91 with an increase of 5.2%.
  • In 2021, Apple's dividend was $0.865, up 7.12%.
  • In 2020, Apple's dividend was $0.807 with an increase of 6.25%.
  • In 2019, Apple's dividend was $0.760 with a 7.8% increase
  • In 2018, Apple's dividend was $0.705 with a 14.63% increase
  • In 2017, Apple's dividend was $0.615 with an increase of 10.31%.
  • In 2016, Apple's dividend was $0.557 with an increase of 9.85%.
  • In 2015, Apple's dividend was $0.508 with an increase of 9.98%.
  • In 2014, Apple's dividend was $0.461 with an increase of 9.49%.

The history of the amount of the dividend paid by Apple tells us about the speed of its progression. We can see that the dividend has grown rapidly over the last five years, with an average increase of 5.47% per year. Over the last ten years, the dividend has increased by an average of 8.12% per year.


What is Apple's dividend yield?

To find out the dividend yield on Apple shares, it is not enough to know the amount. The yield is calculated by dividing the dividend amount by the share price and therefore takes into account various factors.

The dividend paid by Apple in 2023 and for the financial year 2022 thus shows a yield of 0.56%. 

It should also be noted that Apple's payout ratio is currently 15.45%. This rate appears to be particularly low and means that Apple only pays out a small part of its profits to its shareholders and retains most of it for strategic investments for its growth.


What is the multi-year dividend yield on Apple shares?

Over the past 10 years, Apple has paid a dividend with an average yield of 0.58%, which is roughly close to the 2022 yield. Here is its history:

  • In 2023, this dividend yield is 0.56%.
  • In 2022, the yield on this dividend is 0.59%.
  • In 2021, the yield on this dividend was 0.58%.
  • In 2020, the dividend yield was 0.69%.
  • In 2019, the dividend yield was 1.20%.
  • In 2018, the dividend yield was 1.39%.
  • In 2017, the dividend yield was 1.43%.
  • In 2016, the dividend yield was 2.04%.
  • In 2015, the dividend yield was 1.66%.
  • In 2014, the dividend yield was 1.70%.
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