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GuruFocus has detected 2 Warning Signs with Sonic Corp \$SONC.
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Sonic Corp (NAS:SONC)
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate
0.00% (As of Feb. 2017)

Sonic Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was \$0.14.

During the past 12 months, Sonic Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 25.00% 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.

Sonic Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 0.56. As of today, Sonic Corp's Dividend Yield is 1.85%.

Good Sign:

Sonic Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

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.

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.

Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the companys earnings paid out as dividends.

Sonic Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Feb. 2017 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Feb. 2017 ) = 0.14 / 0.25 = 0.56

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Sonic Corp was 0.37. The lowest was 0.30. And the median was 0.32.

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

Sonic Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.1402017-02-062017-02-082017-02-17Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1402016-11-072016-11-092016-11-18Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1102016-08-082016-08-102016-08-19Cash Dividendquarterly
0.1102016-05-092016-05-112016-05-20Cash Dividendquarterly

Sonic Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.5 / 27.01 = 1.85 %

Current Share Price is \$27.01.
Sonic Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.5.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Sonic Corp was 2.17%. The lowest was 0.28%. And the median was 1.32%.

Good Sign:

Sonic Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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