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GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK)
3-Year Dividends Growth Rate
6.40% (As of Sep. 2014)

GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.62.

GSK' s 10-Year Dividend Growth Rate 3y Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 20.8
Current: 6.4

-12.6
20.8

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of GlaxoSmithKline PLC was 20.80% per year. The lowest was -12.60% per year. And the median was 6.55% per year.

GSK's Dividend Growth Rate 3yis ranked higher than
82% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Major industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GSK: 6.40 )

During the past 12 months, GlaxoSmithKline PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.20% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 2.34. As of today, GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Dividend Yield is 6.10%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of GlaxoSmithKline PLC is 2.28, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

GlaxoSmithKline PLC stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

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.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC'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 )
=0.623778501629/0.267100977199
=2.34

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of GlaxoSmithKline PLC was 4.69. The lowest was 0.38. And the median was 0.67.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of GlaxoSmithKline PLC is 2.28, which seems too high.

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

GlaxoSmithKline PLC Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.6132014-11-052014-11-072015-01-08Cash Dividendquarterly
0.6482014-08-062014-08-082014-10-02Cash Dividendquarterly
0.6402014-05-142014-05-162014-07-10Cash Dividendquarterly
0.7502014-02-192014-02-212014-04-10Cash Dividendquarterly

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

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.651/43.28
=6.13 %

Current Share Price is $43.28.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $2.651.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of GlaxoSmithKline PLC was 5.91%. The lowest was 2.72%. And the median was 4.71%.

Good Sign:

GlaxoSmithKline PLC stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

* 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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