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First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (AMEX:FEN)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.61 (As of Nov. 2013)

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's dividend payout ratio for the six months ended in Nov. 2013 was 0.61.

FEN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.2

0.05
0.25

During the past 4 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund was 0.25. The lowest was 0.05. And the median was 0.20.

FEN's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. FEN: 0.20 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund is 4.73%.

Good Sign:

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

During the past 4 years, the highest Dividend Yield of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund was 3.39%. The lowest was 2.07%. And the median was 2.33%.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Dividends Per Share for the six months ended in Nov. 2013 was $1.05.

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.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Nov. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Nov. 2013 )
=1.045/5.144
=0.20

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Nov. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Nov. 2013 )
=1.045/1.702
=0.61

* 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.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund Annual Data

Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13
payout 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.050.250.000.20

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund Semi-Annual Data

May10Nov10May11Nov11May12Nov12May13Nov13
payout 0.000.000.100.030.170.460.000.000.000.61
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