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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
5-Year Dividends Growth Rate
17.70% (As of Sep. 2016)

Microsoft Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$0.36.

During the past 12 months, Microsoft Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.50% 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 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Microsoft Corp was 62.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 12.40% per year.

Microsoft Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 0.60. As of today, Microsoft Corp's Dividend Yield is 2.50%.

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.

Microsoft Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Sep. 2016 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = 0.36 / 0.6 = 0.60

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Microsoft Corp was 1.14. The lowest was 0.18. 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.

Microsoft Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.3902016-11-152016-11-172016-12-08Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3602016-08-162016-08-182016-09-08Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3602016-05-172016-05-192016-06-09Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3602016-02-162016-02-182016-03-10Cash Dividendquarterly

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

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 1.47 / 59.25 = 2.48 %

Current Share Price is \$59.25.
Microsoft Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$1.47.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Microsoft Corp was 3.14%. The lowest was 1.08%. And the median was 2.33%.

* 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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