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MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.21 (As of Dec. 2013)

MasterCard Incorporated's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.21.

MA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.11

0.04
0.24

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of MasterCard Incorporated was 0.24. The lowest was 0.04. And the median was 0.06.

MA's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
89% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. MA: 0.11 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of MasterCard Incorporated is 0.50%.

Good Sign:

MasterCard Incorporated stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of MasterCard Incorporated was 0.48%. The lowest was 0.09%. And the median was 0.26%.

MasterCard Incorporated's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.11.

During the past 12 months, MasterCard Incorporated's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 141.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 69.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 46.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of MasterCard Incorporated was 88.20% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% 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.

MasterCard Incorporated'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 )
=0.29/2.56
=0.11

MasterCard Incorporated's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=0.11/0.513
=0.21

* 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.

MasterCard Incorporated Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.000.000.240.070.000.050.040.040.060.11

MasterCard Incorporated Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.031.000.060.050.050.060.100.090.080.21
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