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Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO)
Dividend Payout Ratio
1.70 (As of Mar. 2016)

Novo Nordisk A/S's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 1.70.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Novo Nordisk A/S is 1.725, which seems too high.

NVO' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.85
Current: 0.47

0.5
1.85

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Novo Nordisk A/S was 1.85. The lowest was 0.50. And the median was 1.29.

NVO's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. NVO: 0.47 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Novo Nordisk A/S is 1.69%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Novo Nordisk A/S was 2.47%. The lowest was 0.79%. And the median was 1.47%.

Novo Nordisk A/S's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $0.94.

During the past 12 months, Novo Nordisk A/S's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 28.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 21.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 38.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 28.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Novo Nordisk A/S was 49.40% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 22.70% 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S'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 )
=0.734714723479/1.97285860207
=0.37

Novo Nordisk A/S'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 )
=0.940793598662/0.553847072523
=1.70

* 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.

Novo Nordisk A/S Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
payout 0.430.370.210.250.220.320.360.390.450.37

Novo Nordisk A/S Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
payout 0.001.860.000.000.001.330.000.000.001.70
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