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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.41 (As of Jan. 2017)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 0.41.

WMT' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.43

0.28
0.46

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 0.46. The lowest was 0.28. And the median was 0.32.

WMT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WMT: 0.43 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Wal-Mart Stores Inc is 2.89%.

Good Sign:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 3.46%. The lowest was 1.24%. And the median was 2.18%.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $0.50.

During the past 12 months, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 2.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 2.10% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 11.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Wal-Mart Stores Inc was 26.00% per year. The lowest was 2.10% per year. And the median was 15.80% 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Jan. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (A: Jan. 2017 )
=2/4.38
=0.46

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Jan. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Jan. 2017 )
=0.5/1.22
=0.41

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
payout 0.280.280.290.290.320.320.390.390.430.46

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
payout 0.000.310.950.450.000.340.510.410.510.41
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