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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS)
Dividends per Share
$1.18 (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

Discover Financial Services's dividends per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.30. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $1.18. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 0.21. As of today, Discover Financial Services's Dividend Yield is 1.91%.

Good Sign:

Discover Financial Services stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

During the past 12 months, Discover Financial Services's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 24.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 41.70% 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 Discover Financial Services was 95.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 10.10% 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.

Discover Financial Services'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 )
=0.3/1.43
=0.21

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Discover Financial Services was 0.21. The lowest was 0.03. And the median was 0.10.

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

Discover Financial Services Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.3002017-05-092017-05-112017-05-25Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3002017-02-072017-02-092017-02-23Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3002016-11-012016-11-032016-11-17Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.3002016-08-022016-08-042016-08-18Cash 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.

Discover Financial Services's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.2/62.53
=1.92 %

Current Share Price is $62.53.
Discover Financial Services's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.2.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Discover Financial Services was 4.85%. The lowest was 0.32%. And the median was 1.09%.

Good Sign:

Discover Financial Services stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

* 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.

Discover Financial Services Annual Data

Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Dividends Per Share 0.060.240.120.080.200.400.600.921.081.16

Discover Financial Services Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Dividends Per Share 0.240.240.280.280.280.280.280.300.300.30
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