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payout ratio

noun
1.
the ratio between dividends paid out and earnings per share of common stock within a time period.
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  • Some readers have pointed out that a focus on the dividend yield ignores the fall in the payout ratio.
  • Companies have reduced the payout ratio without growing earnings sufficiently to compensate.
  • If this preference exist, a firm can boost its share price by increasing its dividend-payout ratio.
  • They can exist because their payout ratio is much higher.
  • The final dollar per ton payout ratio cannot be determined until all of the applications have been reviewed for final adjustments.

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