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American Express Co (NYSE:AXP)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.37 (As of Sep. 2014)

American Express Co's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.37.

AXP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2
Current: 0.18

0.15
2

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of American Express Co was 2.00. The lowest was 0.15. And the median was 0.18.

AXP's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
95% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AXP: 0.18 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of American Express Co is 1.08%.

Good Sign:

American Express Co stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of American Express Co was 8.77%. The lowest was 0.72%. And the median was 1.12%.

American Express Co's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.52.

During the past 12 months, American Express Co's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -2.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -0.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of American Express Co was 14.50% per year. The lowest was -2.90% per year. And the median was 3.60% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

American Express Co's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Dec. 2013 )
=0.66/4.88
=0.14

American Express Co's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )
=0.52/1.4
=0.37

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


Explanation

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.


Related Terms

Net Income, Dividends Per Share, Earnings per Share, Dividend Yield, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


Historical Data

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

American Express Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.160.160.190.190.310.470.220.180.210.14

American Express Co Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
payout 0.170.180.350.170.180.180.000.170.160.37
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