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GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with United Parcel Service Inc $UPS.
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United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS)
Dividends per Share
$3.17 (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

United Parcel Service Inc's dividends per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.83. Its dividends per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $3.17. Its Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 0.63. As of today, United Parcel Service Inc's Dividend Yield is 3.09%.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of United Parcel Service Inc is 0.81, which seems too high.

Good Sign:

United Parcel Service Inc stock dividend yield is close to 5-year high.

During the past 12 months, United Parcel Service Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.40% 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 United Parcel Service Inc was 36.30% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 9.25% 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.

United Parcel Service 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 )
=0.83/1.32
=0.63

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of United Parcel Service Inc was 4.67. The lowest was 0.54. And the median was 0.71.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of United Parcel Service Inc is 0.81, which seems too high.

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

United Parcel Service Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.8302017-05-112017-05-152017-05-31Cash Dividendquarterly
0.8302017-02-162017-02-212017-03-08Cash Dividendquarterly
0.7802016-11-092016-11-142016-11-30Cash Dividendquarterly
0.7802016-08-122016-08-162016-08-31Cash Dividendquarterly

United Parcel Service Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=3.22/104.20
=3.09 %

Current Share Price is $104.20.
United Parcel Service Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $3.22.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of United Parcel Service Inc was 4.57%. The lowest was 1.72%. And the median was 2.75%.

Good Sign:

United Parcel Service 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

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.

United Parcel Service Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Dividends Per Share 1.681.801.801.882.082.282.482.682.923.12

United Parcel Service Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Dividends Per Share 0.670.730.730.730.730.780.780.780.780.83
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