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Shire PLC (NAS:SHPG)
5-Year Dividends Growth Rate
15.50% (As of Mar. 2014)

Shire PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.51.

During the past 12 months, Shire PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 21.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Shire PLC was 59.20% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 14.90% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

Shire PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.43. As of today, Shire PLC's Dividend Yield is 0.24%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Shire PLC is 0.72, which seems too high.

Warning Sign:

Shire PLC stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

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.

Shire PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=0.508/1.182
=0.43

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Shire PLC was 1.25. The lowest was 0.06. And the median was 0.27.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Shire PLC is 0.72, which seems too high.

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

Shire PLC Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.5082014-03-052014-03-072014-04-08Cash Dividendsemi-annually
0.0902013-09-042013-09-062013-10-03Cash Dividendsemi-annually

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

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.598/249.06
=0.24 %

Current Share Price is $249.06.
Shire PLC's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.598.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Shire PLC was 0.88%. The lowest was 0.18%. And the median was 0.45%.

Warning Sign:

Shire PLC stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

* 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, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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