Calculating Payout Ratio

January 2007
Bloomsbury Business Library - Actionlists & Checklists;2007, p56
The article offers information regarding payout ratio which is a reflection of profitability and evaluates and selects investments. Payout ratio expresses the total dividends paid to stockholders as a percentage of a company's net profit in a given period of time. The payout ratio is calculated by dividing annual dividends paid on common stock by earnings per share.


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