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Noble Corporation PLC (NYSE:NE)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.36 (As of Dec. 2013)

Noble Corporation PLC's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.36.

NE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.25

0.03
0.38

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Noble Corporation PLC was 0.38. The lowest was 0.03. And the median was 0.05.

NE's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
79% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. NE: 0.25 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Noble Corporation PLC is 3.30%.

Good Sign:

Noble Corporation PLC stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Noble Corporation PLC was 3.22%. The lowest was 0.03%. And the median was 0.56%.

Noble Corporation PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.25.

During the past 12 months, Noble Corporation PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 40.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -0.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 28.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Noble Corporation PLC was 85.20% 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.

Noble Corporation PLC'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 )
=0.76/3.05
=0.25

Noble Corporation PLC'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 )
=0.25/0.686
=0.36

* 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.

Noble Corporation PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.000.050.030.030.030.030.250.380.260.25

Noble Corporation PLC Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.250.280.300.220.290.260.220.190.230.36
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