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Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
3-Year Dividends Growth Rate
17.00% (As of Mar. 2016)

Empire District Electric Co's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0.26.

EDE' s 3Y Average Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6   Max: 17
Current: 17

-20.6
17

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.

EDE's 3Y Average Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. EDE: 17.00 )

During the past 12 months, Empire District Electric Co's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 1.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -3.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -3.80% 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.

Empire District Electric Co's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 0.81. As of today, Empire District Electric Co's Dividend Yield is 3.09%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Empire District Electric Co is 0.813, which seems too high.

Warning Sign:

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

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Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with expontential compound based on the latest four year annual data.

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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 Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Mar. 2016 )
=0.26/0.32
=0.81

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Empire District Electric Co was 32.00. The lowest was 0.39. And the median was 1.19.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Empire District Electric Co is 0.813, 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
0.2602016-05-272016-06-012016-06-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2602016-02-262016-03-012016-03-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2602015-11-272015-12-012015-12-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2602015-08-282015-09-012015-09-15Cash Dividendquarterly

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

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.04/33.63
=3.09 %

Current Share Price is $33.63.
Empire District Electric Co's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.04.

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 5.39%.

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 own currency.


Related Terms

Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus), Dividends Per Share, Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividend Yield, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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