Sanofi share dividend and yield

While the Sanofi group lost the race for the Covid-19 vaccine to its competitors, this did not impact its shareholders as they still received a dividend in 2021 with an attractive yield. In this article, we propose to tell you more about this dividend, its amount and its payment date, but also its yield and its history over the last ten years in order to help you better evaluate this stock on the stock market, which is considered a yielding stock.  

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Sanofi share dividend and yield
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How much is the dividend paid by Sanofi?

In 2023, the Sanofi group paid a dividend of €3.56 per share to its shareholders. This dividend corresponds to the dividend on the results for the 2022 financial year. This was paid in June.

The 2022 dividend was €3.33 per share.


When is the Sanofi dividend paid?

Sanofi pays its dividend once a year. The payment is made after publication of the Group's financial results for the previous year, and the amount is voted by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

This meeting usually takes place at the beginning of May, and the detachment and payment dates also fall within this month.

The 2023 dividend was detached on 30 May 2023 and paid on 01 June 2023.


What is the next dividend forecast for Sanofi shares?

The next dividend to be paid by Sanofi to its shareholders will be the 2024 dividend, relating to the 2023 financial year. At the time of writing, therefore, it was not yet known. 

Before being announced, the dividend must be calculated by the Board of Directors and put to a shareholder vote after the publication of the annual results. 

Sanofi's next dividend will therefore be known in the first quarter of 2024.


History of Sanofi share dividends

The Sanofi group is commonly regarded as one of the "dividend aristocrats", meaning that it is one of the companies that pays its shareholders the most. The company has paid an uninterrupted annual dividend since 2000, with an attractive yield for this sector. Here is the history of this dividend and its evolution.

  • In 2023, Sanofi's dividend was €3.56, an increase of 6.91%.
  • In 2022, Sanofi's dividend was €3.33, an increase of 4.63%.
  • In 2021, the Sanofi dividend was €3.20, an increase of 1.59%.
  • In 2020, the Sanofi dividend was €3.150, an increase of 2.61%.
  • In 2019, the Sanofi dividend was €3,070, an increase of 1.32%.
  • In 2018, the Sanofi dividend was €3,030 with an increase of 2.36%.
  • In 2017, Sanofi's dividend was €2,960, an increase of 1.02%.
  • In 2016, Sanofi's dividend was €2,930, an increase of 2.81%.
  • In 2015, the Sanofi dividend was €2,850, an increase of 1.79%.
  • In 2014, Sanofi's dividend was €2,800, an increase of 1.08%.

Over the last ten years, Sanofi's dividend has risen steadily, with an average annual increase of 2.60%. The increase was even greater this year, with the 2023 dividend 6.91% higher than the 2022 dividend.


What is the dividend yield on Sanofi shares?

Sanofi's dividend yield is calculated by dividing the amount of the dividend by the average share price. You divide the amount of the dividend by the share price to obtain a percentage result.

This means that the amount of the dividend is not the only factor to be taken into account when assessing the possible return on Sanofi shares, and its share price must also be taken into account.

Historically, over the last 10 years, Sanofi's average annual dividend yield has been 3.91%.

The dividend paid in 2023 by Sanofi showed a yield of 3.80%, while that announced for 2022 showed a yield of 3.33%.

Sanofi is a company that invests heavily in research and development in order to remain competitive. It therefore reinvests a large proportion of its profits in this area.


What is the dividend yield on Sanofi shares over several years?

Over the last 10 years, the Sanofi group has paid a dividend with an average yield of 3.91%, which is slightly above the last annual yield for this stock.

  • In 2023, the dividend yield is 3.80%.
  • In 2022, the dividend yield is 3.33%.
  • In 2021, the yield on this dividend was 3.68%.
  • In 2020, the dividend yield was 3.53%.
  • In 2019, the dividend yield was 4.02%.
  • In 2018, the dividend yield was 4.58%.
  • In 2017, the dividend yield was 3.18%.
  • In 2016, the dividend yield was 4.08%.
  • In 2015, the dividend yield was 3.11%.
  • In 2014, the dividend yield was 3.57%.
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