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.