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Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Dividends per Share
\$1.04 (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Empire District Electric Co's dividends per share for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$0.26. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$1.04. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 0.42. As of today, Empire District Electric Co's Dividend Yield is 3.05%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Empire District Electric Co is 0.76, which seems too high.

Warning Sign:

Empire District Electric Co stock dividend yield is close to 3-year low.

During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 1.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 1.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -3.40% 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 Empire District Electric Co was 17.00% per year. The lowest was -20.60% 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.

Empire District Electric 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 ) = 0.26 / 0.62 = 0.42

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Empire District Electric Co was 1.17. The lowest was 0.49. And the median was 0.85.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Empire District Electric Co is 0.76, which seems too high.

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

Empire District Electric Co Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.2602016-11-292016-12-012016-12-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2602016-08-302016-09-012016-09-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2602016-05-272016-06-012016-06-15Cash Dividendquarterly

Empire District Electric Co's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.78 / 34.09 = 2.29 %

Current Share Price is \$34.09.
Empire District Electric Co's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.78.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Empire District Electric Co was 10.22%. The lowest was 2.31%. And the median was 5.06%.

Warning Sign:

Empire District Electric Co stock dividend yield is close to 3-year low.

* 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.

Empire District Electric Co Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dividends Per Share 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.28 1.28 0.64 1.00 1.01 1.03 1.04

Empire District Electric Co Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dividends Per Share 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.26
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