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Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN)
Dividends Per Share
$0.90 (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

Nielsen NV's dividends per share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.25. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.90. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 1.04. As of today, Nielsen NV's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield is 2.30%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Nielsen NV is 0.97, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

Nielsen NV stock dividend yield is close to 2-year high.

During the past 12 months, Nielsen NV's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 73.10% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.


Explanation

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

Nielsen NV's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )
=0.25/0.24
=1.04

During the past 6 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Nielsen NV was 1.78. The lowest was 0.14. And the median was 1.04.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Nielsen NV is 0.97, which seems too high.

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

Nielsen NV Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.2502014-11-212014-11-252014-12-09Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2502014-08-262014-08-282014-09-11Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2502014-06-032014-06-052014-06-19Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2002014-03-042014-03-062014-03-20Cash Dividendquarterly

Nielsen NV's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.95/41.77
=2.27 %

Current Share Price is $41.77.
Nielsen NV's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.95.

During the past 6 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Nielsen NV was 2.19%. The lowest was 0.43%. And the median was 1.59%.

Good Sign:

Nielsen NV stock dividend yield is close to 2-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


Historical Data

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

Nielsen NV Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Dividends Per Share 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.72

Nielsen NV Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Dividends Per Share 0.000.000.000.160.160.200.200.200.250.25
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