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WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL)
Dividend Payout Ratio
1.17 (As of Dec. 2013)

WGL Holdings, Inc.'s dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 1.17.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of WGL Holdings, Inc. is 1.15, which seems too high.

WGL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 9.2
Current: 1.15

0.18
9.2

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of WGL Holdings, Inc. was 9.20. The lowest was 0.18. And the median was 0.30.

WGL's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
58% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. WGL: 1.15 )

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

Good Sign:

WGL Holdings, Inc. stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of WGL Holdings, Inc. was 6.20%. The lowest was 2.64%. And the median was 4.20%.

WGL Holdings, Inc.'s Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.42.

During the past 12 months, WGL Holdings, Inc.'s average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 38.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -6.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -6.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 0.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of WGL Holdings, Inc. was 21.20% per year. The lowest was -14.40% per year. And the median was 1.90% 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.

WGL Holdings, Inc.'s Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Sep. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Sep. 2013 )
=1.24/1.55
=0.80

WGL Holdings, Inc.'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 )
=0.42/0.36
=1.17

* 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.

WGL Holdings, Inc. Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
payout 0.820.630.750.620.450.760.690.680.590.80

WGL Holdings, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.000.400.282.862.670.000.230.000.001.17
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