Merck Dividend

Dividend criteria checks 3/6

Merck is a dividend paying company with a current yield of 7.98%.

Key information


Dividend yield


Payout ratio

Industry average yield3.0%
Next dividend pay daten/a
Ex dividend daten/a
Dividend per sharen/a
Earnings per shareRp347.29
Dividend yield forecast in 3Yn/a

Recent dividend updates

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Recent updates

Stability and Growth of Payments

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Stable Dividend: MERK's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MERK's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Dividend Yield vs Market

Merck Dividend Yield vs Market
How does MERK dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (MERK)8.0%
Market Bottom 25% (ID)1.4%
Market Top 25% (ID)6.0%
Industry Average (Pharmaceuticals)3.0%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (MERK)n/a

Notable Dividend: MERK's dividend (7.98%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ID market (1.4%).

High Dividend: MERK's dividend (7.98%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the ID market (5.98%)

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (92.1%), MERK's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (109.4%), MERK's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.

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