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Staples Inc (NAS:SPLS)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.80 (As of Apr. 2014)

Staples Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.80.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Staples Inc is 0.71, which seems too high.

SPLS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.1
Current: 0.5

0.21
1.1

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Staples Inc was 1.10. The lowest was 0.21. And the median was 0.46.

SPLS's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked higher than
81% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPLS: 0.50 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Staples Inc is 4.30%.

Good Sign:

Staples Inc stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Staples Inc was 4.47%. The lowest was 0.38%. And the median was 1.83%.

Staples Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $0.12.

During the past 12 months, Staples Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 10.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 10.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Staples Inc was 29.70% 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.

Staples Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Jan. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (A: Jan. 2014 )
=0.48/0.94
=0.51

Staples Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )
=0.12/0.15
=0.80

* 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.

Staples Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
payout 0.150.160.170.210.290.320.300.290.000.51

Staples Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
payout 0.240.410.610.000.920.460.750.570.370.80
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