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Sonic Corp (NAS:SONC)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.36 (As of May. 2016)

Sonic Corp's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in May. 2016 was 0.36.

SONC' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.33

0.18
0.64

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Sonic Corp was 0.64. The lowest was 0.18. And the median was 0.46.

SONC's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SONC: 0.33 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Sonic Corp is 1.56%.

Good Sign:

Sonic Corp stock dividend yield is close to 2-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Sonic Corp was 1.57%. The lowest was 0.28%. And the median was 1.18%.

Sonic Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in May. 2016 was $0.11.

During the past 12 months, Sonic Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 55.60% 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.

Sonic Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2015 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Aug. 2015 )/EPS without NRI (A: Aug. 2015 )
=0.36/1.2
=0.30

Sonic Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in May. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: May. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (Q: May. 2016 )
=0.11/0.31
=0.35

* 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.

Sonic Corp Annual Data

Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15
payout 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.30

Sonic Corp Quarterly Data

Feb14May14Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16
payout 0.000.000.000.500.640.240.180.460.500.36
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