Dividend ratios, Finance Basics

Dividend Ratios

1. Dividend per shares (DPS) = Earnings to ordinary shareholders/ Number of ordinary shares

Specify cash returns received for all share holders.

2. Dividend yield (DY) = DPS/MPS

Specify dividend returns for all shilling invested in the firm.

3. Dividend cover = DPS/DPS

Specify the number of times dividends can be paid out of shareholders of earnings. The higher the DPS the lower the dividend covers.

4. Dividend Payout Ratio  =  DPS/EPS

Specify the proportion of Earnings such was paid out as dividends and how much was retained.

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