Challenges in Performance and Investor Adjustments: Welltower Decreases Dividends and Earnings

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By the close of today, August 23, 2023, Welltower WELL will issue a dividend payout of $0.61 per share, resulting in an annualized dividend yield of 3.01%. Only those investors who owned the stock prior to the ex-dividend date on August 14, 2023 will receive this payout.

Welltower Recent Dividend Payouts

Ex-Date Payments per year Dividend Yield Announced Record Payable
2023-08-14 4 $0.61 3.01% 2023-07-31 2023-08-15 2023-08-23
2023-05-15 4 $0.61 3.12% 2023-05-02 2023-05-16 2023-05-23
2023-02-27 4 $0.61 3.22% 2023-02-15 2023-02-28 2023-03-08
2022-11-17 4 $0.61 3.97% 2022-11-07 2022-11-18 2022-11-30
2022-08-22 4 $0.61 2.99% 2022-08-09 2022-08-23 2022-08-31
2022-05-23 4 $0.61 2.8% 2022-05-10 2022-05-24 2022-05-31
2022-02-28 4 $0.61 3.06% 2022-02-15 2022-03-01 2022-03-08
2021-11-15 4 $0.61 2.95% 2021-11-04 2021-11-16 2021-11-23
2021-08-11 4 $0.61 2.79% 2021-07-29 2021-08-12 2021-08-19
2021-05-10 4 $0.61 3.19% 2021-04-28 2021-05-11 2021-05-20
2021-02-19 4 $0.61 3.86% 2021-02-09 2021-02-22 2021-02-26
2020-11-09 4 $0.61 4.52% 2020-10-28 2020-11-10 2020-11-19

Analyzing Welltower Financial Health

Companies that pay out steady cash dividends are attractive to income-seeking investors, and companies that are financially healthy tend to maintain their dividend payout schedule. For this reason, investors can find it insightful to see if a company has been increasing or decreasing their dividend payout schedule and if their earnings are growing.

YoY Growth in Dividend Per Share

From 2019 to 2022, the company experienced a reduction in its dividend per share, decreasing from $3.48 to $2.44. This decline in dividends may raise concerns among investors and warrants further analysis to understand the factors contributing to this negative trend.

YoY Earnings Growth For Welltower

The earnings chart highlights a decrease in Welltower's earnings per share, declining from $4.13 in 2019 to $3.35 in 2022. This decline in earnings raises a red flag for income-seeking investors, as it suggests a potential decrease in the company's ability to generate cash for dividend payouts. It is essential to closely examine the factors behind this decrease and assess the long-term impact on dividend sustainability.

Recap

In this article, we explore the recent dividend payout of Welltower and its significance for shareholders. The company has decided to distribute a dividend of $0.61 per share today, which equates to an annualized dividend yield of 3.01%.

The decline in dividend per share and earnings per share for Welltower from 2019 to 2022 could signify a challenging financial situation, requiring careful consideration in terms of future profit distributions to shareholders.

Keeping a close watch on the company's performance in the coming quarters will enable investors to stay abreast of any modifications in financials or dividend disbursements.

[Click here](https://www.benzinga.com/stock//dividends) to find details on Welltower's previous dividends.

To keep track of which companies are distributing dividends, click here to visit our Dividends Calendar.

This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

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