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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.67 (As of Jul. 2013)

Dell Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 0.67.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Dell Inc is 0.73, which seems too high.

DELL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.73

0.26
1.14

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Dell Inc was 1.14. The lowest was 0.26. And the median was 0.48.

DELL's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
70% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. DELL: 0.73 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Dell Inc is 2.31%.

Good Sign:

Dell Inc stock dividend yield is close to 2-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Dell Inc was 2.47%. The lowest was 0.77%. And the median was 1.78%.

Dell Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $0.08.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

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

Dell Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Jan. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Jan. 2013 )
=0.16/1.35
=0.12

Dell Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Jul. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Jul. 2013 )
=0.08/0.12
=0.67

* 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.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
payout 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.12

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
payout 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.300.261.140.67
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