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R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co (NYSE:RRD)
Dividends Per Share
\$3.12 (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's dividends per share for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$0.78. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$3.12. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 0.00. As of today, R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's Dividend Yield is 14.95%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co is 2.40, which seems too high.

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During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co was 5.10% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.

Explanation

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

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Sep. 2016 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = 0.78 / -0.1 = N/A

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co was 2.40. The lowest was 0.57. And the median was 0.98.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co is 2.40, which seems too high.

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

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.1402016-11-102016-11-152016-12-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.7802016-08-112016-08-152016-09-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.7802016-05-112016-05-132016-06-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.7802016-02-112016-02-162016-03-01Cash Dividendquarterly

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 2.48 / 16.59 = 14.95 %

Current Share Price is \$16.59.
R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$2.48.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co was 32.77%. The lowest was 4.27%. And the median was 11.18%.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dividends Per Share 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12 3.12

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dividends Per Share 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78
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