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Babcock & Wilcox Co (NYSE:BWC)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.24 (As of Mar. 2014)

Babcock & Wilcox Co's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.24.

BWC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.12

0.07
0.24

During the past 6 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Babcock & Wilcox Co was 0.24. The lowest was 0.07. And the median was 0.17.

BWC's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
93% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWC: 0.12 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Babcock & Wilcox Co is 1.10%.

Good Sign:

Babcock & Wilcox Co stock dividend yield is close to 2-year high.

During the past 6 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Babcock & Wilcox Co was 1.13%. The lowest was 0.30%. And the median was 0.95%.

Babcock & Wilcox Co's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.10.

During the past 12 months, Babcock & Wilcox Co's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 125.00% 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.

Babcock & Wilcox 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 )
=0.34/3.07
=0.11

Babcock & Wilcox Co'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 )
=0.1/0.41
=0.24

* 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.

Babcock & Wilcox Co Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.040.11

Babcock & Wilcox Co Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
payout 0.000.000.000.000.240.200.120.150.070.24
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