Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Johnson Controls Increases Dividend 18%

Today, Johnson Controls (JCI) announced an increase in its quarterly dividend to .33 cents per quarter from .28 cents per quarter in the same period last year. This represents a 18% increase in the dividend.

JCI is one of Standard and Poor's Dividend Aristocrats and JCI maintains an S&P Quality Ranking of A+.

  • In the fourth quarter of the company's year ending September 2006, JCI reported earnings that were 24% higher versus the same quarter in the prior year.
  • The fourth quarter earnings totaled $1.86 per share. The fourth quarter earnings were 1 cent higher than analyst estimates.
  • The company's fourth quarter revenues increased 18%.
  • Estimated earnings for JCI's upcoming year total $6.03, a 15% increase over this year's earnings of $5.23.
  • If one annualizes the new 33 cent quarterly dividend, the total estimated dividend for the next 12-months equals $1.32.
  • The projected payout ratio totals 22%. This payout ratio is in line with historical averages.
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