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Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI)
Dividends per Share
$3.80 (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

Life Storage Inc's dividends per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.95. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $3.80. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 2.16. As of today, Life Storage Inc's Dividend Yield is 5.38%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Life Storage Inc is 2.28, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

Life Storage Inc stock dividend yield is close to 5-year high.

During the past 12 months, Life Storage Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 22.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.50% 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 Life Storage Inc was 28.60% per year. The lowest was -14.60% per year. And the median was 1.70% 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.

Life Storage 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 )
=0.95/0.44
=2.16

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Life Storage Inc was 2.28. The lowest was 0.89. And the median was 1.52.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Life Storage Inc is 2.28, which seems too high.

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

Life Storage Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 1.0002017-07-132017-07-172017-07-26Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 1.0002017-04-132017-04-182017-04-26Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.9502017-01-122017-01-172017-01-26Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.9502016-10-122016-10-142016-10-26Cash 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.

Life Storage Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=3.9/72.44
=5.38 %

Current Share Price is $72.44.
Life Storage Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $3.9.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Life Storage Inc was 14.91%. The lowest was 2.34%. And the median was 4.29%.

Good Sign:

Life Storage Inc stock dividend yield is close to 5-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.

Life Storage Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Dividends Per Share 2.502.541.541.801.801.802.022.723.203.70

Life Storage Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Dividends Per Share 0.680.750.750.850.850.850.950.950.950.95
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