Dividends per share

Dividends per share

Dividend paid for the past 12 months divided by the number of common shares outstanding, as reported by a company. The number of shares often is determined by a weighted average of shares outstanding over the reporting term.

Dividends per Share

The total amount a publicly-traded company pays in ordinary dividends over a given period of time divided by the average number of shares outstanding. Dividends per share gives a potential investor an idea of how much he/she will receive in dividends if he/she buys a given stock. Typically, blue chip or other well-established companies pay high dividends per share, while start-ups pay small dividends per share.
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78 per share, an increase of 13% over dividends per share in 1996.
Commercial Net Lease Realty is one of only 11 REITs that have reported higher dividends per share each year for the past six years.
Retaining earnings helps to build book value per share, which should help support long-term growth in earnings and dividends per share.
Between 1988 and 1993, our five-year compound growth rate in dividends per share was 10.
The Company computes the CAD Payout Ratio by dividing common dividends per share and unit paid over the last twelve months by trailing twelve-month CAD per share for the same period.
Dividends per share of 81 cents for the first three quarters of 2006 also represents a 4% increase over the 78 cents per share paid for the first three quarters of 2005.
Our five year compound growth rate in dividends per share between 1987 and 1992 was 12.
The updated capital allocation plan includes a 25% increase in dividends per share to $0.
companies with at least 10 straight years of higher earnings per share and/or dividends per share.
The company also issued its fourth stock dividend in June 1992 while paying 40 cents in cash dividends per share during fiscal year 1993.
The company's earnings per share have increased for 17 consecutive years and dividends per share have increased for 24 consecutive years.