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BHP Billiton Ltd  (NYSE:BHP) Dividend Payout Ratio: 0.23 (As of Dec. 2016)

BHP Billiton Ltd's dividend payout ratio for the months ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.23.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of BHP Billiton Ltd is 0.93, which seems too high.

NYSE:BHP' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.71
Current: 0.65

0.3
2.71

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of BHP Billiton Ltd was 2.71. The lowest was 0.30. And the median was 0.65.

NYSE:BHP's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 284 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. NYSE:BHP: 0.65 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield % of BHP Billiton Ltd is 3.98%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd was 15.20%. The lowest was 1.45%. And the median was 4.39%.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends per Share for the months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.28.

During the past 12 months, BHP Billiton Ltd's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -31.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -16.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -6.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of BHP Billiton Ltd was 48.50% per year. The lowest was -25.20% per year. And the median was 8.50% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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


Historical Data

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

* Premium members only.

BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data

Jun08 Jun09 Jun10 Jun11 Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Dividend Payout Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.48 0.46 1.90 0.00 0.49

BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data

Dec07 Jun08 Dec08 Jun09 Dec09 Jun10 Dec10 Jun11 Dec11 Jun12 Dec12 Jun13 Dec13 Jun14 Dec14 Jun15 Dec15 Jun16 Dec16 Jun17
Dividend Payout Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 0.79

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

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

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (A: Jun. 2017 )/ EPS without NRI (A: Jun. 2017 )
=1.08/ 2.208
=0.49

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 )/ EPS without NRI (Q: Dec. 2016 )
=0.28/ 1.2
=0.23

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


Explanation

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.


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