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Educational Development Corp (NAS:EDUC)
Dividend Payout Ratio
1.33 (As of May. 2014)

Educational Development Corp's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in May. 2014 was 1.33.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Educational Development Corp is 1.65, which seems too high.

EDUC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 50
Current: 2.4

0.11
50

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Educational Development Corp was 50.00. The lowest was 0.11. And the median was 1.12.

EDUC's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
66% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. EDUC: 2.40 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Educational Development Corp is 6.69%.

Warning Sign:

Educational Development Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Educational Development Corp was 15.09%. The lowest was 1.05%. And the median was 8.32%.

Educational Development Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $0.08.

During the past 12 months, Educational Development Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -27.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -14.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -11.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Educational Development Corp was 71.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 26.00% 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.

Educational Development Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Feb. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (A: Feb. 2014 )
=0.32/0.09
=3.56

Educational Development Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: May. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: May. 2014 )
=0.08/0.06
=1.33

* 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.

Educational Development Corp Annual Data

Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14
payout 0.200.240.320.370.601.021.701.671.803.56

Educational Development Corp Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
payout 1.740.003.000.920.004.008.000.570.001.33
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