A Look at Mastercard’s Dividends
In 1H16, Mastercard (MA) used net cash of $2.3 billion for its financing purposes. In 1H17, it was $2.5 billion for the same purpose. The rise was mainly due to higher dividends declared in 1H17 compared to 1H16. The company has made more repurchases in 1H17 than in 1H16.
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In 1H16, Mastercard paid dividends of $421.0 million. In 1H17, it declared total dividends of $474.0 million.
The consumer finance company Global Payments (GPN) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share in January 2017, which it paid in February 2017. In May 2017, it declared a quarterly dividend of $0.013 per share, which it paid in June 2017. In August 2017, it declared a quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share, which will be paid on September 29, 2017.
In March 2017, Total System Services (TSS) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share, which the company paid in April 2017. In June 2017, it declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share, which was paid in July 2017. The company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share in July 2017, which will be paid in October 2017.
Mastercard’s dividend yield is 0.63%. The dividend yields of other consumer financial players (XLF) are as follows: