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Forward Air Corp (NAS:FWRD)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.32 (As of Mar. 2017)

Forward Air Corp's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 0.32.

FWRD' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.57

0.18
0.82

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Forward Air Corp was 0.82. The lowest was 0.18. And the median was 0.24.

FWRD's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. FWRD: 0.57 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Forward Air Corp is 1.10%.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Forward Air Corp was 1.94%. The lowest was 0.61%. And the median was 0.98%.

Forward Air Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.15.

During the past 12 months, Forward Air Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Forward Air Corp was 19.70% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

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

Forward Air Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Dec. 2016 )/EPS without NRI (A: Dec. 2016 )
=0.51/0.9
=0.57

Forward Air Corp'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 )
=0.15/0.47
=0.32

* 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.


Related Terms

EPS without NRI, Net Income, Dividends Per Share, Earnings per Share, Dividend Yield, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


Historical Data

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

Forward Air Corp Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
payout 0.190.190.820.260.180.190.230.250.270.57

Forward Air Corp Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
payout 0.220.750.320.240.160.280.000.310.370.32
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