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United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) (NYSE:UPS)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.50 (As of Dec. 2013)

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.50.

UPS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.67
Current: 0.54

0.27
4.67

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) was 4.67. The lowest was 0.27. And the median was 0.39.

UPS's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
53% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. UPS: 0.54 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) is 2.60%.

Warning Sign:

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) was 4.57%. The lowest was 1.18%. And the median was 2.56%.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.62.

During the past 12 months, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'s average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 9.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) was 36.30% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 10.60% 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.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'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 )
=2.48/4.61
=0.54

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)'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 )
=0.62/1.247
=0.50

* 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.

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
payout 0.380.380.394.670.610.840.570.542.750.54

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.480.700.570.501.190.000.570.550.530.50
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