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BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.39 (As of Dec. 2013)

BHP Billiton Ltd's dividend payout ratio for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.39.

BHP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.54
Current: 0.43

0.17
4.54

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.54. The lowest was 0.17. And the median was 0.56.

BHP's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
72% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BHP: 0.43 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd is 3.80%.

Good Sign:

BHP Billiton Ltd stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.00%. The lowest was 0.92%. And the median was 2.08%.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends Per Share for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.18.

During the past 12 months, BHP Billiton Ltd's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 19.60% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 10.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 20.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of BHP Billiton Ltd was 33.60% per year. The lowest was -25.70% per year. And the median was 5.90% 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.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Jun. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Jun. 2013 )
=2.28/4.074
=0.56

BHP Billiton Ltd'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 )
=1.18/3.038
=0.39

* 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.

BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
payout 0.380.220.190.170.200.780.360.210.380.56

BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data

Jun09Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13
payout 0.710.370.360.240.190.290.550.690.470.39
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