Yield on Cost Calculator

Our yield on cost calculator measures the current dividends paid by your investment against the price you initially paid for it.

To calculate yield on cost, enter your per-share purchase price and the annual dividend. You can use either the trailing twelve months’ dividend or an estimate of the next twelve months’ dividend.

For example, if you buy shares of Company XYZ for $10, and XYZ paid a $0.10 dividend per share each month during the last 12 months, enter “10” as the purchase price and “1.20” as the annual dividend amount (0.10 x 12 = 1.20). Or, if the dividend is forecast to increase to $0.20 per month for the next 12 months, enter “2.40” as the dividend amount to calculate the projected yield on cost.

If you’d like to compare yield on cost to the current yield, enter the current price as well (optional).

Calculate yield on cost to measure a stock’s dividend yield based on the price you originally paid for it.


Purchase Price Per Share:
Current Price (optional):
Annual Dividend ($):
= Yield on Cost
= Current Yield