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BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP)
3-Year Dividends Growth Rate
11.20% (As of Dec. 2013)

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends Per Share for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.18.

BHP' s 10-Year Dividend Growth Rate (3-Year) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 36.8
Current: 11.2

-8.7
36.8

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of BHP Billiton Ltd was 36.80% per year. The lowest was -8.70% per year. And the median was 10.75% per year.

BHP's Dividend Growth Rate (3-Year)is ranked higher than
79% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. BHP: 11.20 )

During the past 12 months, BHP Billiton Ltd's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 11.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 9.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 24.60% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.39. As of today, BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Yield is 3.32%.

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


Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.


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 2.26. 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 Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.36/71.15
=3.32 %

Current Share Price is $71.15.
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 Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.05%. The lowest was 0.81%. And the median was 1.90%.

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


Related Terms

Dividends Per Share, Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividend Yield, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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