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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Dividends Per Share
$1.76 (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

Rio Tinto PLC's dividends per share for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.84. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.76. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.81. As of today, Rio Tinto PLC's Dividend Yield is 3.50%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Rio Tinto PLC is 0.87, which seems too high.

During the past 12 months, Rio Tinto PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 25.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 28.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Rio Tinto PLC was 220.80% per year. The lowest was -66.20% per year. And the median was 4.70% 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.

Rio Tinto PLC'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 )
=0.841/1.041
=0.81

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Rio Tinto PLC was 1.59. The lowest was 0.02. And the median was 0.39.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Rio Tinto PLC is 0.87, which seems too high.

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

Rio Tinto PLC Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
1.0962014-03-052014-03-072014-04-10Cash Dividendsemi-annually
0.8412013-08-142013-08-162013-09-12Cash Dividendsemi-annually

Rio Tinto PLC's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.937/55.26
=3.51 %

Current Share Price is $55.26.
Rio Tinto PLC's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.937.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Rio Tinto PLC was 9.36%. The lowest was 0.68%. And the median was 1.92%.

* 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.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Dividends Per Share 0.660.840.821.161.520.680.891.171.641.76

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun09Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13
Dividends Per Share 0.680.000.450.440.630.540.920.730.920.84
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