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CVS Caremark Corp (NYSE:CVS)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.26 (As of Jun. 2014)

CVS Caremark Corp's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.26.

CVS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.24

0.08
1.87

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of CVS Caremark Corp was 1.87. The lowest was 0.08. And the median was 0.15.

CVS's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
82% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Pharmaceutical Retailers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CVS: 0.24 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of CVS Caremark Corp is 1.30%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of CVS Caremark Corp was 1.47%. The lowest was 0.42%. And the median was 0.85%.

CVS Caremark Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.28.

During the past 12 months, CVS Caremark Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 28.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 37.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 32.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 23.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of CVS Caremark Corp was 37.00% per year. The lowest was -33.30% per year. And the median was 9.25% 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.

CVS Caremark Corp'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 )
=0.9/3.74
=0.24

CVS Caremark Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Jun. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=0.275/1.06
=0.26

* 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.

CVS Caremark Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.120.100.100.120.120.120.140.200.220.24

CVS Caremark Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
payout 0.280.220.210.180.290.250.220.210.290.26
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