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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Dividends Per Share
$1.34 (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

Microsoft Corp's dividends per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0.36. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $1.34. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 0.77. As of today, Microsoft Corp's Dividend Yield is 2.62%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Microsoft Corp is 0.766, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

Microsoft Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

During the past 12 months, Microsoft Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 13.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 18.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.70% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Microsoft Corp was 62.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 10.40% per year.

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Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.


Explanation

1. Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Microsoft Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Mar. 2016 )
=0.36/0.47
=0.77

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Microsoft Corp was 1.14. The lowest was 0.18. And the median was 0.32.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Microsoft Corp is 0.766, which seems too high.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Microsoft Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.3602016-05-172016-05-192016-06-09Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3602016-02-162016-02-182016-03-10Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3602015-11-172015-11-192015-12-10Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3102015-08-182015-08-202015-09-10Cash Dividendquarterly

Microsoft Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.39/53.00
=2.62 %

Current Share Price is $53.00.
Microsoft Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.39.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Microsoft Corp was 3.14%. The lowest was 1.08%. And the median was 2.25%.

Good Sign:

Microsoft Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Dividend Yield, Dividend Payout Ratio, Earnings per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate, Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Microsoft Corp Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
Dividends Per Share 0.340.390.430.500.520.610.760.891.071.21

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Dividends Per Share 0.280.280.280.280.310.310.310.310.360.36
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