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Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR)
Dividend Payout Ratio
2.27 (As of Mar. 2014)

Equity Residential's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 2.27.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Equity Residential is 2.54, which seems too high.

EQR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 16.9
Current: 17.87

0.13
16.9

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Equity Residential was 16.90. The lowest was 0.13. And the median was 1.31.

EQR's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
69% of the 690 Companies
in the Global REIT - Residential industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. EQR: 17.87 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Equity Residential is 3.20%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Equity Residential was 11.37%. The lowest was 2.31%. And the median was 3.93%.

Equity Residential's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.50.

During the past 12 months, Equity Residential's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 4.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -0.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Equity Residential was 8.00% per year. The lowest was -7.70% per year. And the median was 3.00% 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.

Equity Residential'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 )
=1.85/5.16
=0.36

Equity Residential's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=0.5/0.22
=2.27

* 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.

Equity Residential Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 1.150.620.510.551.321.291.550.540.660.36

Equity Residential Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
payout 1.790.721.020.470.690.130.440.382.132.27
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