Dividend per Share

Metadata

  • Id: div_per_shr
  • Type: fundamentals
  • Subtype: ratios
  • Units: ratio
  • Decimal Points: 2
  • Currency Convertible: Yes
  • Tags: “dividend per share”, “dividend payout ratio”, “dividend yield”, “dividend income per share”, “regular dividend per share”

Description

Dividend Per Share is a way to measure how much money a company pays out in dividends for each share of its common stock. Dividends are payments that a company makes to its shareholders from its profits. Dividends can be paid regularly or occasionally, but special one-time dividends are not included in the calculation. Dividend Per Share can help investors compare the income they can get from different stocks and see how well a company rewards its shareholders. The formula for Dividend Per Share is:
Dividend Per Share = (Total Dividends - Special Dividends) / Number of Shares
Where: - Total Dividends (CF033, cf_dvd_paid) is the sum of all dividends paid by a company over a period of time, usually a year. - Special Dividends are dividends that are only paid once and are not expected to be repeated. - Number of Shares (IS028, is_avg_num_sh_for_eps) is the average number of shares outstanding for the period.