Dividend Per ShareView Financial Glossary Index
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.
= Sum of Dividends for Fiscal Year / Total # of Shares Outstanding for Fiscal Year