Definitions for **"Payout Ratio"**

Proportion of net income paid out in cash dividends.

A ratio expressing the proportion of a company's profits which is paid out to shareholders in the form of dividends. The ratio is calculated by dividing the dividends by the amount of the company's profit. (See also Earnings Per Share).

Shows how much of a company's profit is distributed as dividend. Stora Enso's target is to distribute a third of profits as dividend over the business cycle. Formula: 100 x Dividend per share / Earnings per share

The percentage of distributions to earnings after taxes

Percentage of a company's profits that shareholders receive as dividends. This ratio is calculated by dividing the annual dividend payment by the annual earnings per share.

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

The ratio between common share dividends versus corporate earnings.

"Payout ratio" is calculated as cash distributions for the period divided by cash available for distribution and growth capital expenditures. "Cash available for distribution and growth capital expenditures" is calculated as funds from operations, less required principal repayments of term credit facilities, maintenance capital expenditures and amortization of capacity, which is cash designated for the replacement of landfill and cavern capacity.

This ratio is the percentage of the Primary Earnings Per Share Excluding Extraordinary Items paid to common stockholders in the form of cash dividends during the relevant fiscal period.

See dividend payout: The day on which a shareholder of record will receive his or her dividend.

Indicates the percentage of earnings paid out in dividends. It is calculated by dividing the annual dividend by the earnings. For Insurance companies, earnings after gains/losses on security transactions are used.

Dividend per share divided by earnings per share If the payout ratio is 40%, it means that 40% of the company's profits after tax have been distributed as dividend and 60% transferred to reserves.

a measure of the proportion of profit that is distributed through dividends to ordinary shareholders. Calculated by dividing the dividends by the net profit after tax, minority interests and preference dividends (but before extraordinary items).

A stock's payout ratio is the ratio of the company's earnings that is paid out in the form of dividends.

The portion of a company's profits which is distributed to shareholders by way of dividends. It is calculated by dividing the total amount of the dividends declared by the company for the year by the net profit after tax and minority interests for that year.

The ratio obtained by dividing the dividends per share by earnings per share. Gives an indication of how well earnings support dividends.

The percentage of earnings paid out in dividends. It is calculated by dividing amount of all dividends by amount of all earnings. Parent Package Allow depositing to the package only after the user have deposited to the package marked as parent to the current one.

The percentage of earnings that is paid to shareholders in the form of dividends.

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

Calculated by expressing the cash distribution as a percentage of cash flow from operations for a given period.

The percentage of operating cash flow distributed to unitholders.

The ratio of dividends to earnings. The part of a company`s earnings that is paid to the shareholders as dividends.

Dividends per share divided by earnings per share. Provides an indication of how well earnings support the dividend payments. The lower the ratio, the more secure the dividend.

The ratio of dividends to earnings. The percent of earnings paid out as dividends.

The Payout Ratio is a measurement used to determine how much of a company's earnings are being paid out in dividends to shareholders. Specifically, the Ratio is equal to dividend per share divided by earnings per share. "Normal" Payout Ratios vary greatly by industry, but lower ratios are typically safer. Ratios above 100% are theoretically impossible to maintain, as this means the company is paying a dividend larger than their current earnings.

The ratio found by dividing the dividends per share by earnings per share (Shows how well earnings support dividends, or how secure the dividend is. The lower the ratio, the more secure the dividend.)

The percent of earnings-per-share (EPS) that was paid out as a dividend. It is calculated by dividing the quarterly dividend by the quarterly EPS and multiplying by 100.

The distribution ratio shows what proportion of earnings is distributed in the form of a dividend. It is calculated by dividing the total dividend paid by net income and multiplying by 100.

Shows how much of a company's profit is distributed as dividend. Formula: 100 x Dividend per share / Earnings per share. Stora Enso's target is to distribute one half of net profits as dividend over the business cycle.

Dividend outgo as percentage of profit after tax. High payout ratio is a very effective method of improving the return on net worth.

dividends ÷ post tax profits, or dividend per share ÷ EPS.... more on Payout ratio

Generally, the proportion of earnings paid out to the common stockholders as cash dividends. More specifically, the firm's cash dividend divided by the firm's earnings in the same reporting period.

The percentage of cash flow used to pay distributions.

The percentage of a companyâ€(tm)s earnings paid to shareholders as dividends. It is calculated by dividing the quarterly dividend by the quarterly earnings-per-share and multiplying by 100. Typically, growth companies retain earnings to spur further growth, while old-line companies, banks and utilities tend to have higher payout ratios.

The ratio of cash dividends on common stock to earnings available for common stock.

The proportion of a given period's earnings that a firm pays out to shareholders in the form of dividends.

The percentage of the primary earnings per share, excluding extraordinary items, paid to common stockholders in the form of cash dividends during the trailing 12 months

Common share dividends as a percentage of corporate earnings. If a company consistently pays out more money in dividends than it earns, there is a heightened likelihood that the dividend will be reduced or eliminated in the future.

Percentage of distributable net profit that is paid out as dividend.

The percentage of a corporation's earnings that are paid to shareholders as dividends. For example, a corporation that pays a $.12 dividend out of every $1.00 of earnings has a payout ratio of 12%. See: Dividend

the portion of a companyâ€™s profits paid to shareholders as dividends