Definitions for **"dividend payout ratio"**

Dividends paid divided by company earnings over some period of time, expressed as a percentage. also called payout ratio.

Percentage of earnings paid out as dividends.

dividends Ã· post tax profits or dividend per share Ã· EPS... more on: Dividend payout ratio

The percentage of earnings distributed as dividends.

same as payout ratio

The percentage of a corporation's earnings that is paid out to its shareholders. It is calculated by dividing the dividends paid on common stock by the net income available for common stockholders (earnings per share).

The dividend payout ratio is dividends paid to shareholders divided by net profit. This ratio, which is given in a company's earnings briefings and financial statements, is a key measure indicating how much of its profit is passed on to stockholders. Most Japanese companies have traditionally paid out a certain percentage of their shares' par value in dividends year after year. This has meant that they generally have had lower payout ratios during economic expansions, when their earnings have increased, but that the ratios have risen during economic slumps. But Japanese firms have been starting to change their dividend policies in recent years, with a growing number of them with preset payout ratios altering the actual payout amounts in a flexible manner depending on performance for a particular year.

The percentage resulting from dividing dividends per share by earnings per share. To Top

expresses the percentage of income paid out to shareholders.

Dividend per share, divided by the adjusted diluted EPS, multiplied by 100.

The dividend payout ratio is simply the portion of earnings that is paid out as dividends. This ratio is different for different industries. As an investor, this information would be useful in determining stocks to invest in for income, as companies with a high dividend payout ratio would pay a bigger portion of their earnings out in dividends.

Measurement of the amount of current net income paid out in dividends rather than retained by the company.

Common stock dividend, divided by net income. It is a measure of the percentage of income paid out as dividends.

The percentage of cash earnings paid out to shareholders.

A ratio used to analyze a company's policy of paying out cash dividends. It is calculated by dividing the dividends paid on common stock by the net income available for common stock.

The ratio of the annual dividend to the earnings of a company. Stable, mature companies (such as utilities) typically have a high payout ratio.

calculated by dividing cash dividends on common stock by net income available to common share owners.

Is computed by dividing the dividends paid on common shares by the net income which would be available for common stockholders.

A measure of the level of dividends distributed, defined as dividends divided by earnings.

The dividend payout ratio is the ratio between the dividend for the fiscal year and the earnings per share.

Annual dividends per share divided by annual earnings per share.

The ratio found by dividing the annual dividends per share by the annual earnings per share.

This ratio analyzes a company's policy of paying cash dividends and is calculated by dividing the dividends paid on common stock by the net income available for common (earnings per share).

see “FFO Payout Ratio.

You can calculate a dividend payout ratio by dividing the dividend a company pays per share by the company's earnings per share.

Ratio of dividends paid out to total earnings.

A measure of the percentage of earnings paid out in dividends; computed by dividing cash dividends by the net income available to each class of stock.

Percentage of earnings paid in cash to shareholders. It is calculated by dividing the dividends paid on common stock by the earnings per share. In general, a corporation with a higher payout ratio will be more mature. A company in a growth phase usually reinvests all earnings and pays little or no dividends. See: Dividend; Earnings Per Share

Dividend policy Dividend requirement