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GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Brocade Communications Systems Inc $BRCD.
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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Dividends per Share
$0.22 (TTM As of Apr. 2017)

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's dividends per share for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was $0.06. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2017 was $0.22. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was 0.00. As of today, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Dividend Yield is 1.74%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Brocade Communications Systems Inc is 0.78, which seems too high.

Warning Sign:

Brocade Communications Systems Inc stock dividend yield is close to 1-year low.

During the past 12 months, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 22.20% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.


Explanation

1. Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Apr. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Apr. 2017 )
=0.055/-0.03
=N/A

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Brocade Communications Systems Inc was 0.39. The lowest was 0.13. And the median was 0.20.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Brocade Communications Systems Inc is 0.78, which seems too high.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.0552017-03-082017-03-102017-04-04Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0552016-12-082016-12-122017-01-04Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0552016-09-072016-09-092016-10-03Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.0552016-06-082016-06-102016-07-05Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.22/12.63
=1.74 %

Current Share Price is $12.63.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.22.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Brocade Communications Systems Inc was 2.30%. The lowest was 0.32%. And the median was 1.62%.

Warning Sign:

Brocade Communications Systems Inc stock dividend yield is close to 1-year low.

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


Related Terms

Trailing Dividend Yield, Forward Dividend Yield, Dividend Payout Ratio, Earnings per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate, Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus)


Historical Data

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

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
Dividends Per Share 0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.070.160.20

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
Dividends Per Share 0.040.040.050.050.050.050.060.060.060.06
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