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Bowl America Inc (AMEX:BWL.A)
Dividends per Share
$0.68 (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

Bowl America Inc's dividends per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.17. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.68. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 0.63. As of today, Bowl America Inc's Dividend Yield is 3.46%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Bowl America Inc is 1.33, which seems too high.

Warning Sign:

Bowl America Inc stock dividend yield is close to 10-year low.

During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 1.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 1.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 2.00% 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.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Bowl America Inc was 28.50% per year. The lowest was -7.30% per year. And the median was 3.60% per year.

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Definition

Dividends paid to per common share.


Explanation

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

Bowl America Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2017 )/EPS without NRI (Q: Mar. 2017 )
=0.17/0.27
=0.63

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Bowl America Inc was 2.44. The lowest was 0.70. And the median was 1.91.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Bowl America Inc is 1.33, which seems too high.

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

Bowl America Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.1702017-01-062017-01-102017-02-15Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.1702016-10-142016-10-182016-11-16Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.1702016-07-082016-07-122016-08-17Cash 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.

Bowl America Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.51/14.74
=3.46 %

Current Share Price is $14.74.
Bowl America Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.51.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Bowl America Inc was 6.69%. The lowest was 3.31%. And the median was 4.68%.

Warning Sign:

Bowl America Inc stock dividend yield is close to 10-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.

Bowl America Inc Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
Dividends Per Share 0.570.590.610.620.630.640.660.660.680.68

Bowl America Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Dividends Per Share 0.170.170.170.170.170.170.170.170.170.17
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