How much dividend has CBA (ASX:CBA) paid in past five years?

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Highlights

  • The big four Australian banks are known to offer generous dividends.

  • These banks – CBA, ANZ, NAB & WBC – pay fully franked dividends.

  • For the half year ending 31 December 2021, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$1.75 on 30 March 2022.


Australia’s big four banks are popular among investors as these are known to offer generous dividends. The four banks, namely – Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ASX:ANZ), Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) –

dominate Australian banking industry and pay fully franked dividends, providing maximum tax break possible to shareholders when they pay tax returns. Even retirees are in search of these banking shares as they get paid in cash if their taxable income is below the taxable threshold.

All big four ASX banks have a dividend yield in the range of 4% to 6.4%, as of Tuesday’s closing price.

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Talking about Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia has a history of providing investors with attractive yields irrespective of the market scenario.  The annual dividend yield of CBA is at 4%. CBA gave its shareholders a fully franked AU$3.50 per share dividend in the fiscal year 2021.

Now, let’s look at CBA’s dividend payout in the last five years:

  • For the half year ending 31 December 2021, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$1.75 on 30 March 2022.
  • For the half year ending 30 June 2021, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$2 on 29 September 2021.
  • For the half year ending 31 December 2020, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$1.50 on 30 March 2021.
  • For the half year ending 30 June 2020, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$0.98 on 30 September 2020.
  • For the half year ending 31 December 2019, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$2 on 31 March 2020.
  • For the half year ending 30 June 2019, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$2.31 on 26 September 2019.
  • For the half year ending 31 December 2018, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$2 on 28 March 2019.
  • For the half year ending 30 June 2018, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$2.31 on 28 September 2018.
  • For the half year ending 31 December 2017, CBA paid a fully franked dividend of AU$2 on 28 March 2018.

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When does CBA pay dividends?

CBA generally comes out with the announcement of dividends during the release of half-year results in February and full-year results in August. The bank pays dividends to its shareholders twice in a year. It pays interim dividend in March and final dividend in September.

For the period ending 31 March 2022, CBA delivered AU$2.4 billion cash profit despite the bank reporting a fall in operating income. Meanwhile, the bank had earlier announced up to AU$2 billion of on-market share buyback. CBA is set to conduct this buyback across the remainder of this year.


 


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