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OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:OB)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.81 (As of Jun. 2014)

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.81.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd is 0.84, which seems too high.

OB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.52

0.16
2.33

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd was 2.33. The lowest was 0.16. And the median was 0.47.

OB's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
66% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. OB: 0.52 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd is 5.20%.

Warning Sign:

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd was 9.44%. The lowest was 0.78%. And the median was 5.78%.

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.21.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd was 10.10% 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.

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd'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 )
=0.84/1.52
=0.55

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Jun. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=0.21/0.26
=0.81

* 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.

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.000.000.000.340.000.230.671.450.000.55

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
payout 0.461.620.000.000.300.000.510.480.430.81
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