Dividend Per Share

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Definition

Dividends Per Share is the dollar amount of dividends that were paid per share to owners of shares. It is a good indicator on how the company gives value back to shareholders. However, low dividend per share figures are not a bad thing if the company has good opportunities to reinvest its earnings in its own business.

Formula

= Sum of Dividends for Fiscal Year / Total # of Shares Outstanding for Fiscal Year

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