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First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund  (AMEX:FEN) Dividend Payout Ratio: 23.20 (As of May. 2017)

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's dividend payout ratio for the months ended in May. 2017 was 23.20.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund is 1.26, which seems too high.

AMEX:FEN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.26

0.12
1.26

During the past 7 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund was 1.26. The lowest was 0.12. And the median was 0.50.

AMEX:FEN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 955 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. AMEX:FEN: 1.26 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield % of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund is 10.53%.

During the past 7 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund was 11.70%. The lowest was 2.16%. And the median was 6.29%.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Dividends per Share for the months ended in May. 2017 was $1.16.

During the past 12 months, First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 0.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 4.50% per year.

During the past 7 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund was 47.10% per year. The lowest was 3.90% per year. And the median was 4.90% 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.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund Annual Data

Nov10 Nov11 Nov12 Nov13 Nov14 Nov15 Nov16
Dividend Payout Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.60 0.40 0.29 0.00 1.06

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund Semi-Annual Data

May10 Nov10 May11 Nov11 May12 Nov12 May13 Nov13 May14 Nov14 May15 Nov15 May16 Nov16 May17
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 0.00 0.00 3.05 0.64 23.20

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.

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (A: Nov. 2016 )/ EPS without NRI (A: Nov. 2016 )
=2.32/ 2.18
=1.06

First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends per Share (Q: May. 2017 )/ EPS without NRI (Q: May. 2017 )
=1.16/ 0.05
=23.20

* 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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