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OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:OB)
Dividend Payout Ratio
2.63 (As of Dec. 2016)

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 2.63.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd is 0.74, which seems too high.

OB' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.21
Current: 0.74

0.23
2.21

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd was 2.21. The lowest was 0.23. And the median was 0.74.

OB's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. OB: 0.74 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd is 5.18%.

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 11.48%. 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 Dec. 2016 was $0.21.

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. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Dec. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (A: Dec. 2016 )
=0.84/1.13
=0.74

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Dec. 2016 )
=0.21/0.08
=2.63

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
payout 0.340.000.230.640.780.830.551.532.210.74

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
payout 4.200.000.817.000.000.910.430.810.702.63
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