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BGC Partners, Inc. (NAS:BGCP)
Dividend Payout Ratio
12.00 (As of Dec. 2013)

BGC Partners, Inc.'s dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 12.00.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of BGC Partners, Inc. is 1.5, which seems too high.

BGCP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.8

1.25
3.94

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of BGC Partners, Inc. was 3.94. The lowest was 1.25. And the median was 2.00.

BGCP's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
70% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BGCP: 1.80 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of BGC Partners, Inc. is 6.88%.

Warning Sign:

BGC Partners, Inc. stock dividend yield is close to 2-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of BGC Partners, Inc. was 20.42%. The lowest was 2.19%. And the median was 8.21%.

BGC Partners, Inc.'s Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.12.

During the past 12 months, BGC Partners, Inc.'s average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -23.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of BGC Partners, Inc. was 41.40% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% 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.

BGC Partners, Inc.'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 )
=0.48/0.36
=1.33

BGC Partners, Inc.'s Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=0.12/0.01
=12.00

* 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.

BGC Partners, Inc. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.000.000.000.000.001.252.003.823.941.33

BGC Partners, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.005.862.8317.000.002.503.000.671.0912.00
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