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BHP Billiton Ltd  (NYSE:BHP) Dividend Yield %: 4.02% (As of Today)

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd is 4.02%.

NYSE:BHP' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45   Max: 15.2
Current: 4.02

1.45
15.2

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd was 15.20%. The lowest was 1.45%. And the median was 4.31%.

NYSE:BHP's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 731 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NYSE:BHP: 4.02 )

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the six months ended in Jun. 2017 was 0.79.

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 0.71, which seems too high.

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.

As of Today, the Forward Dividend Yield % of BHP Billiton Ltd is 4.14%.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends per Share for the six months ended in Jun. 2017 was $0.80.

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 Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.18 3.64 6.09 5.46 0.00

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 Yield % 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 6.09 0.00 5.46 0.00 0.00

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


Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

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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