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Lowe's Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.22 (As of Jul. 2014)

Lowe's Companies Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Jul. 2014 was 0.22.

LOW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.32

0.03
0.78

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Lowe's Companies Inc was 0.78. The lowest was 0.03. And the median was 0.12.

LOW's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
79% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. LOW: 0.32 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Lowe's Companies Inc is 1.40%.

Warning Sign:

Lowe's Companies Inc stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Lowe's Companies Inc was 2.50%. The lowest was 0.18%. And the median was 1.43%.

Lowe's Companies Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Jul. 2014 was $0.23.

During the past 12 months, Lowe's Companies Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 18.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 19.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 26.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Lowe's Companies Inc was 57.00% per year. The lowest was 6.00% per year. And the median was 16.50% 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.

Lowe's Companies Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Jan. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (A: Jan. 2014 )
=0.7/2.14
=0.33

Lowe's Companies Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Jul. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Jul. 2014 )
=0.23/1.04
=0.22

* 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.

Lowe's Companies Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
payout 0.060.060.090.160.230.290.300.370.370.33

Lowe's Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
payout 0.330.250.460.620.330.210.380.610.300.22
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