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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc (NYSE:SWM)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.93 (As of Mar. 2017)

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 0.93.

SWM' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11   Max: 15
Current: 0.67

0.11
15

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc was 15.00. The lowest was 0.11. And the median was 0.50.

SWM's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. SWM: 0.67 )

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc is 4.38%.

Good Sign:

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc stock dividend yield is close to 1-year high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc was 5.32%. The lowest was 0.75%. And the median was 2.47%.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $0.42.

During the past 12 months, Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 5.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 42.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 23.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc was 69.50% 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.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc'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 )
=1.62/2.7
=0.60

Schweitzer-Mauduit International 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 )
=0.42/0.45
=0.93

* 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.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
payout 2.7315.000.160.150.110.140.510.500.520.60

Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
payout 0.620.620.480.450.560.580.470.660.760.93
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