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Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW)
5-Year Dividend Growth Rate
3.10% (As of Dec. 2016)

Douglas Dynamics Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.24.

During the past 12 months, Douglas Dynamics Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 4.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.10% 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 10 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Douglas Dynamics Inc was 29.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 2.60% per year.

Douglas Dynamics Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.53. As of today, Douglas Dynamics Inc's Dividend Yield is 3.09%.

Definition

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

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Explanation

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

Douglas Dynamics Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 ) / EPS without NRI (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 0.235 / 0.44 = 0.53

During the past 10 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Douglas Dynamics Inc was 4.26. The lowest was 0.46. And the median was 0.95.

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

Douglas Dynamics Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.2402017-03-172017-03-212017-03-31Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2352016-12-162016-12-202016-12-30Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2352016-09-162016-09-202016-09-30Cash Dividendquarterly
0.2352016-06-162016-06-202016-06-30Cash Dividendquarterly

Douglas Dynamics Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.945 / 30.60 = 3.09 %

Current Share Price is \$30.60.
Douglas Dynamics Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.945.

During the past 10 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Douglas Dynamics Inc was 6.43%. The lowest was 1.21%. And the median was 4.64%.

* 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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