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Banco Santander SA (NYSE:SAN)
Dividend Payout Ratio
1.30 (As of Dec. 2013)

Banco Santander SA's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 1.30.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Banco Santander SA is 1.39, which seems too high.

SAN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 51
Current: 1.37

0.21
51

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Banco Santander SA was 51.00. The lowest was 0.21. And the median was 0.38.

SAN's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
54% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Europe industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SAN: 1.37 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Banco Santander SA is 6.42%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Banco Santander SA was 14.50%. The lowest was 2.45%. And the median was 5.08%.

Banco Santander SA's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.16.

During the past 12 months, Banco Santander SA's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -16.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -4.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -4.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Banco Santander SA was 42.60% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 5.50% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Banco Santander SA'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 )
=0.636239782016/0.544959128065
=1.17

Banco Santander SA'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 )
=0.159400544959/0.122615803815
=1.30

* 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.

Banco Santander SA Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Jun13Dec13
payout 0.350.360.390.520.610.510.642.261.791.17

Banco Santander SA Quarterly Data

Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Jun12Sep12Dec12Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.401.190.580.0017.3011.803.831.161.151.30
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