Switch to:
Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.14 (As of Aug. 2014)

Darden Restaurants Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was 0.14.

DRI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.67
Current: 2.41

0.07
3.67

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Darden Restaurants Inc was 3.67. The lowest was 0.07. And the median was 0.33.

DRI's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
63% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. DRI: 2.41 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Darden Restaurants Inc is 3.80%.

Warning Sign:

Darden Restaurants Inc stock dividend yield is close to 2-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Darden Restaurants Inc was 5.31%. The lowest was 0.23%. And the median was 2.42%.

Darden Restaurants Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $0.55.

During the past 12 months, Darden Restaurants Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 19.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 22.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 35.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Darden Restaurants Inc was 108.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 19.80% per year.

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.

Darden Restaurants Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: May. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (A: May. 2014 )
=2.2/2.15
=1.02

Darden Restaurants Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Aug. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Aug. 2014 )
=0.55/3.81
=0.14

* 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.

Darden Restaurants Inc Annual Data

May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14
payout 0.050.190.340.280.300.350.380.480.641.02

Darden Restaurants Inc Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
payout 0.370.591.920.490.501.043.670.670.850.14
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK