Dividend Per Share
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.
YCharts uses the reported dividends paid per share using the "Dividend" metric and sums them over a trailing 12 month period to calculate this figure.
= Sum of Dividends for Fiscal Year / Total # of Shares Outstanding for Fiscal Year