Why Does Facebook Not Pay A Dividend?

Will Facebook ever pay a dividend?

Barron’s noted that Facebook could start paying a dividend as early as 2019 and is more of a candidate than the other FANG stocks because it, unlike Amazon and Netflix, has enough earnings to pay out a dividend. Google has already said it wasn’t gearing up to offer a dividend anytime soon.

Why do some companies not pay dividends?

The first reason why some companies do not pay dividends is because they would rather reinvest those profits back into the business. Rather than paying dividends to shareholders, the management team believes they can deliver better value to shareholders by reinvesting the profits back into operations.

What dividend does Facebook pay?

The resulting payout of $3.75 per share on an annual basis would give Facebook an above-average dividend yield of 2.5% — and more importantly, it’d send a signal to investors that the social media giant thinks it’s here to stay, regardless of the controversies it’s faced recently.

Will Amazon ever pay dividends?

Amazon, on the other hand, has never paid a dividend. It’s a virtuous cycle that has seen Amazon’s stock price increase around 5.5 times from this same point five years ago.