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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)
Dividend Payout Ratio
1.04 (As of Mar. 2016)

Nielsen Holdings PLC's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 1.04.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Nielsen Holdings PLC is 1.037, which seems too high.

NLSN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.67
Current: 0.68

0.41
2.67

During the past 8 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Nielsen Holdings PLC was 2.67. The lowest was 0.41. And the median was 0.90.

NLSN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NLSN: 0.68 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Nielsen Holdings PLC is 2.09%.

During the past 8 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Nielsen Holdings PLC was 2.46%. The lowest was 0.43%. And the median was 2.08%.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0.28.

During the past 12 months, Nielsen Holdings PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.00% 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Dec. 2015 )/EPS without NRI (A: Dec. 2015 )
=1.09/1.54
=0.71

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Mar. 2016 )
=0.28/0.27
=1.04

* 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

EPS without NRI, 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
payout 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.630.950.71

Nielsen Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
payout 0.491.331.321.040.601.470.900.740.411.04
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