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BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP)
Dividends Per Share
$2.28 (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

BHP Billiton Ltd's dividends per share for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.18. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $2.28. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.39. As of today, BHP Billiton Ltd's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield is 3.39%.

During the past 12 months, BHP Billiton Ltd's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 19.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 10.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 20.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of BHP Billiton Ltd was 33.60% per year. The lowest was -25.70% per year. And the median was 5.90% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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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.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=1.18/3.038
=0.39

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.54. The lowest was 0.17. And the median was 0.56.

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

BHP Billiton Ltd Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
1.1802014-03-052014-03-072014-03-26Cash Dividendsemi-annually
1.1802013-09-042013-09-062013-09-25Cash Dividendsemi-annually

BHP Billiton Ltd's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.36/69.71
=3.39 %

Current Share Price is $69.71.
BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $2.36.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.00%. The lowest was 0.92%. And the median was 2.07%.

* 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


Historical Data

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

BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
Dividends Per Share 0.330.460.640.771.121.641.661.822.202.28

BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data

Jun09Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13
Dividends Per Share 0.820.820.840.900.921.101.101.141.141.18
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