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Educational Development Corp (NAS:EDUC)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.58 (As of Nov. 2016)

Educational Development Corp's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was 0.58.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Educational Development Corp is 0.88, which seems too high.

EDUC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32   Max: 3.56
Current: 0.88

0.32
3.56

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Educational Development Corp was 3.56. The lowest was 0.32. And the median was 1.27.

EDUC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. EDUC: 0.88 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Educational Development Corp is 3.27%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Educational Development Corp was 15.09%. The lowest was 1.98%. And the median was 6.94%.

Educational Development Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $0.18.

During the past 12 months, Educational Development Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 36.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -1.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -10.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.20% 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 -10.40% 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. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Feb. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (A: Feb. 2016 )
=0.34/0.52
=0.65

Educational Development Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Nov. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Nov. 2016 )
=0.18/0.31
=0.58

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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

EPS without NRI, 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 local exchange's currency.

Educational Development Corp Annual Data

Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14Feb15Feb16
payout 0.320.370.601.021.701.671.803.561.520.65

Educational Development Corp Quarterly Data

Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16
payout 0.000.624.001.000.500.290.000.601.130.58
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