Annual Yield

Indicator Description

Small firms, start-ups, or companies with high growth potential typically do not pay out dividends or distribute a lot of their profits. These companies will have small yield. Alternatively, more established companies, ETFs, and funds that invest in bonds will have higher yields.

Yield 
 = 
Income from Security 
Current Share Price 

Yield generally refers to the amount of cash that is paid back to the owner of a security over a specific time (usually one year). It is expressed as a percentage of current market price, and usually amounts to all the interests and/or dividends paid over a given period. A higher yield allows the shareholders to generate returns on their investments sooner. However, investors should also be aware that a high yield may be a result of market turmoil or increased price volatility.

Annual Yield In A Nutshell

Looking at the chart, you can see at a glance how the company is doing, but the annual yield will combine everything and give you a number. It is important to look past the annual yield number and look at what constructed the number. Peeling apart the layers will give you more detailed answers and hopefully explain why the numbers are the way they are. That way you have a firm understanding of the company and know what to keep in mind going forward. Also, use this number in conjunction with your technical analysis, giving you the most well rounded opinion possible.

When looking at a stock or equity, there are several data points to keep in mind, from dividend yield to current ratio. Another data point you should pull into your research is the annual yield, which simply put, is how much money to company made per share, including dividends and other returns on that investment. Many people look at this as a way to gauge the company against others in the industry, but it may not tell the whole story. The company could have had a subpar year, but it could have been due to marketing efforts or restructuring.

Closer Look at Annual Yield

Annual yield is certainly a number to keep in your research bucket because it can be a great way to compare companies within the same industry, giving you an apple to apple result. Also, this is going to tap into many of the fundamental numbers that can really tell you the true health of the company. Overall, this tool is reliable and can give you great insight. If you still have questions, reach out to your investing community and get their opinions on whether or not you are using it correctly or in an effective manner.

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