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Fifth Street Finance Corp (NAS:FSC)
5-Year Dividends Growth Rate
-7.20% (As of Mar. 2016)

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was \$0.18.

During the past 12 months, Fifth Street Finance Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -24.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -13.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -7.20% 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.

During the past 8 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Fifth Street Finance Corp was 28.20% per year. The lowest was -13.60% per year. And the median was 0.60% per year.

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 6.00. As of today, Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Yield is 12.90%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Fifth Street Finance Corp is 6, which seems too high.

Definition

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

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.

Fifth Street Finance Corp'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 ) = 0.18 / 0.03 = 6.00

During the past 8 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Fifth Street Finance Corp was 6.00. The lowest was 0.71. And the median was 1.28.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Fifth Street Finance Corp is 6, which seems too high.

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

Fifth Street Finance Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.0602016-07-132016-07-152016-07-29Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602016-06-132016-06-152016-06-30Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602016-05-112016-05-132016-05-31Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602016-04-132016-04-152016-04-29Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602016-03-112016-03-152016-03-31Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602016-02-102016-02-122016-02-26Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602016-01-132016-01-152016-01-28Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602015-12-112015-12-152015-12-30Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602015-11-122015-11-162015-11-30Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602015-10-132015-10-152015-10-30Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602015-09-112015-09-152015-09-30Cash Dividendmonthly
0.0602015-08-122015-08-142015-08-31Cash Dividendmonthly

Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.72 / 5.58 = 12.90 %

Current Share Price is \$5.58.
Fifth Street Finance Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.72.

During the past 8 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Fifth Street Finance Corp was 19.35%. The lowest was 5.50%. And the median was 11.27%.

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

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