AT&T share dividend and yield

AT&T is one of the listed companies that has been paying its shareholders a dividend every year for many years. On this page, we will explain in detail the amount of dividend offered by this stock, its current yield as well as its ten-year history and the dates on which this dividend is paid out to investors.  

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AT&T share dividend and yield

What is AT&T's dividend payout?

The last known dividend for AT&T stock is the dividend that the company paid to its shareholders in 2023 for the fiscal year 2022.

The amount of this dividend, which was paid in four installments, is a total of $1.11 per share. This represents a slight decrease from the previous dividend of $1.354 per share in 2022.


When is AT&T's dividend payment date?

AT&T's stock dividend is paid to its shareholders every quarter. As AT&T is an American company, it has opted for a quarterly dividend payment. This is often paid in February, May, August and November.

Thus, in 2023, two first dividend payments have been made and two others are pending. The detachment of the first dividend took place on 09 January 2023 with payment on 1 February 2023. The second coupon was detached on 06 April 2023 with payment on 1 May 2023. The amount of each of these payments was $0.2775 per share.

The next two instalments are due in August and November 2023.


What is the next expected dividend for AT&T stock?

The last known dividend for AT&T was the 2023 dividend for the year 2022. We do not yet know the amount of the next dividend which will be paid in 2024 for the year 2023.

We have to wait for the amount of this dividend to be voted on by the group's board of directors after the publication of the annual report, and then presented to the shareholders for approval at the annual general meeting. We will therefore know this amount at the beginning of 2024.


AT&T share dividend history:

AT&T Group has paid its shareholders a dividend every year without interruption since 1984. This means that the company has paid a dividend for 30 years without interruption. To better understand how the dividend amount evolves over time, here is a 10-year history of the dividend with the amounts and the annual evolution of the dividend: 

  • In 2023, AT&T's dividend was $1.11 with a 17.87% decrease
  • In 2022, AT&T's dividend was $1.354, down 34.9%.
  • In 2021, AT&T's dividend was $2.08 with a 0% increase
  • In 2020, AT&T's dividend was $2.08 with a 1.96% increase
  • In 2019, AT&T's dividend was $2.04 with a 2% increase
  • In 2018, AT&T's dividend was $2.00 with a 2.04% increase
  • In 2017, AT&T's dividend was $1.96 with a 2.08% increase
  • In 2016, AT&T's dividend was $1.92 with a 2.13% increase
  • In 2015, AT&T's dividend was $1.88 with a 2.17% increase
  • In 2014, AT&T's dividend was $1.84 with a 2.22% increase

Looking at this history, we can see a rather stable evolution of AT&T's dividend amount over time, apart from the last two years which have been marked by a significant decrease in this amount. Over the last ten years, the dividend has fallen by an average of 4.70% per year.


What is the dividend yield on AT&T shares?

The amount of the dividend paid by AT&T is not the only element you need to keep in mind if you want to evaluate the profitability of this stock. You should look at the dividend yield, which is the amount of the dividend in relation to the stock price at the time of the dividend payment.

At the moment, AT&T's latest dividend yield is 5.57%, which is above the industry average.

It is also interesting to know AT&T's Payout Ratio. This is currently 79.53%, which means that the company gives most of its profits to its shareholders and keeps only a small part for investment.


What is the multi-year dividend yield on AT&T shares?

Over the past 10 years, AT&T Group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 5.93%, which is slightly above its 2023 yield. Here is its history:

  • In 2023, this dividend yield was 5.58%.
  • In 2022, the yield on this dividend was 6.97%.
  • In 2021, the dividend yield was 7.62%.
  • In 2020, the dividend yield was 7.22%.
  • In 2019, the dividend yield was 5.44%.
  • In 2018, the dividend yield was 5.86%.
  • In 2017, the dividend yield was 4.96%.
  • In 2016, the dividend yield was 4.81%.
  • In 2015, the dividend yield was 5.64%.
  • In 2014, the dividend yield was 5.21%.
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