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Does PPL Look Attractive from a Dividend Investor's Perspective?

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Does PPL Look Attractive from a Dividend Investor's Perspective? PART 3 OF 4

How PPL’s Payout Ratio Stacks Up against Peers

PPL’s dividend stats

In this article, we’ll look at some of PPL’s (PPL) dividend stats. So far, we have discussed PPL’s premium yield and its historically below-average dividend growth. Another important figure for investors to look at is its payout ratio. PPL’s payout ratio in 2016 was 54%, well below the industry average. PPL’s five-year average payout ratio was near 61%.

The ratio shows how much of its earnings a company distributes to shareholders in the form of dividends.

How PPL’s Payout Ratio Stacks Up against Peers

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In comparison, utilities like Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) pay out nearly 83% of their earnings in the form of dividends. NextEra Energy’s (NEE) payout ratio stands near 53%.

To learn about Duke Energy’s dividends, read Duke Energy’s Dividends: Your Outlook for 2017.

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