Definitions for "Dividend cover"
How many times over an year's dividend could have been paid out of the year's profits.... more on: Dividend Cover
The number of times that the profit after tax covers the dividend amount. It is calculated by dividing profit by dividend.
A ratio showing the number of times a company's dividend is covered by its net profit. Dividend Cover ratio = (Net profit / Dividend paid) A low dividend cover points to a company paying out most of their net profit, while a high cover suggests much of the profit is being retained.