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Family Dollar Stores Inc (NYSE:FDO)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.44 (As of May. 2014)

Family Dollar Stores Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in May. 2014 was 0.44.

FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.36

0.16
0.65

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Family Dollar Stores Inc was 0.65. The lowest was 0.16. And the median was 0.27.

FDO's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
85% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDO: 0.36 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Family Dollar Stores Inc is 1.90%.

Good Sign:

Family Dollar Stores Inc stock dividend yield is close to 5-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Family Dollar Stores Inc was 2.83%. The lowest was 0.64%. And the median was 1.40%.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $0.31.

During the past 12 months, Family Dollar Stores Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 22.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 11.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Family Dollar Stores Inc was 17.50% per year. The lowest was 9.10% per year. And the median was 11.10% 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Aug. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Aug. 2013 )
=0.94/3.83
=0.25

Family Dollar Stores Inc'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 )
=0.31/0.71
=0.44

* 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.

Family Dollar Stores Inc Annual Data

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
payout 0.210.280.320.270.290.250.220.220.220.25

Family Dollar Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
payout 0.160.200.310.300.170.250.290.380.330.44
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