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Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA)
Dividends per Share
\$0.79 (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

Mastercard Inc's dividends per share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.22. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.79. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.26. As of today, Mastercard Inc's Dividend Yield is 0.71%.

During the past 12 months, Mastercard Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 39.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 70.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 46.40% 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 Mastercard Inc was 101.40% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was -7.20% 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.

Mastercard Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 0.22 / 0.86 = 0.26

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Mastercard Inc was 0.21. The lowest was 0.04. And the median was 0.07.

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

Mastercard Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.2202017-01-052017-01-092017-02-09Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1902016-10-052016-10-102016-11-09Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1902016-07-062016-07-082016-08-09Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1902016-04-062016-04-082016-05-09Cash Dividendquarterly

Mastercard Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.79 / 112.47 = 0.70 %

Current Share Price is \$112.47.
Mastercard Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.79.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Mastercard Inc was 0.82%. The lowest was 0.09%. And the median was 0.31%.

* 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.

Mastercard Inc Annual Data

 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dividends Per Share 0.05 0.08 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.29 0.49 0.67 0.79

Mastercard Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Dividends Per Share 0.11 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.22
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